Stephen Roell is the Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls, Inc., a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Mr. Roell was elected President in 2009, Chairman in 2008 and Chief Executive Officer in 2007. He served as Vice Chairman from 2005 to 2007 and as Executive Vice President from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Roell joined Johnson Controls in 1982 and held positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President (1991-1998), Chief Financial Officer (1991-2005) and Senior Vice President (1998-2004).
He serves on the board of trustees of St. Ambrose University.
Mr. Roell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from St. Ambrose University.