Auditor Federer

Mr. Federer was elected Clark County Auditor in November of 2010.  The former bank president of 34 years brings to the position an extensive background in proven executive and business management experience.  Mr. Federer managed over 300 associates while consistently performing at high levels.

Mr. Federer was born in Columbus, Ohio and is a graduate of Bishop Hartley Catholic High School.  He earned a BS in finance/real estate from the Ohio State University.  He moved to Springfield in 1982 as a Senior Credit Officer with BancOhio National Bank.  He held various positions over his years with BancOhio/National City.  Shortly after moving to Springfield, he then became National City’s Area President for Clark County, also, Regional Executive, managing multi-community banks in 11 counties throughout Ohio, overseeing in excess of 300 associates. 

Today, John is Founder and President of Apollo Performance Consulting, LLC.  His company focuses on business excellence and performance standards to improve overall business performance by positively impacting a company’s talent, customer-focused marketing techniques and strategic financial opportunities.

On April 6, 2013, John married his childhood sweetheart, Rosemary Riat.  John is the proud father of two adult children.  Lisa M. Milne and her husband, Spencer, are the parents of William David and Charlotte Perna Milne. Robert John Federer and his wife, Meryl, are the parents of Grant Taylor and Grace Reagan Federer.

Active in the community, John has been an outstanding, community oriented citizen of Springfield and Clark County since becoming a local resident.  He has been a board member and/or board chair of Junior Achievement, Boy Scouts, Springfield Museum of Art, United Way, St. John’s Center, Clark State Foundation, The Mercy Foundation, Mental Health Foundation and many other non-profit organizations to improve the quality of life in our community. John is also active in Springfield Rotary Club, St. Teresa Church and The Ohio State University Alumni Association.  He has had many opportunities to move from this community, but instead has, by choice, remained a leader in Clark County to serve and assist in the development for the greater good of our area and region.  During Mr. Federer’s term in office, he has received several awards on both the state and national level including the Distinguished County Auditor Award presented by the County Auditors’ Association of Ohio (CAAO) and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).  Mr. Federer also was selected to serve on the Legislative Committee of the County Auditors’ Association of Ohio (CAAO) and the Regional Advisory Board for the Auditor of State.

 Email Mr. Federer at jfederer@clarkcountyohio.gov