NFIB/Ohio Announces Members Elected to Statewide Leadership Council

Date: January 29, 2018

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Four officers also elected

The National Federation of Independent Business/Ohio, the state’s leading small business association, announces the election of new members and officers to its statewide Leadership Council. 

Newly elected members of the NFIB/Ohio Leadership Council include:

  • Steve Bruns, Bruns General Contracting (Tipp City)
  • Clara Osterhage, RLO, Inc. Great Clips (Dayton)
  • Ben Pearson, Manchester Animal Clinic (Manchester)
  • Zoi Romanchuk, PR Machine Works (Ontario)
  • Susan Sukys, Mosaic Financial Group (Mt. Vernon)

Pictured from l to r; Roger Geiger, vice president & executive director NFIB/Ohio, Clara Osterhage, RLO, Inc., TyBaker-Bauman Chair of the NFIB Ohio Leadership Council, Zoi Romanchuk, PR Machine works, Susan Sukys, Mosaic Financial Group, and Steve Bruns, Bruns General Contracting.

In addition to electing members of the Council, the following members were elected to serve in leadership positions:

  • Ty Baker-Baumann of REBSCO, Inc. (Greenville) was elected council chair;
  • Chris Ellis of Helping Hands Healthcare, Inc. (Cincinnati) was elected vice chair;
  • Albert Macre of Albert F, Macre & Company (Steubenville) was elected chair of the NFIB OH PAC, the organization’s political action committee, and;
  • Mark Fowler of Crestline Products (Crestline) is the immediate past chair of the Council.

The council, which holds quarterly meetings that serve to guide the organization’s statewide activities, currently has 39 members in total. The NFIB/Ohio Leadership Council is made up of independent business owners whose role it is to help steer the organization’s advocacy program while assisting in efforts to bring small-business issues to the attention of state and federal legislators.

The members serving on the Leadership Council represent businesses of varying sizes and the geographic areas of the state of Ohio. As a truly member-driven organization, the 39 members of the Leadership Council participate in a number of committees, assist in the implementation of NFIB events across the state, as well as serving on statewide boards and commissions and in their local governments.

The NFIB/Ohio Leadership Council is made up of independent business owners whose role it is to help steer the organization’s advocacy program while assisting in efforts to bring small-business issues to the attention of state and federal legislators.

“Representing over 23,000 small business owners in Ohio, NFIB serves as the voice of Ohio’s entrepreneurs. We are proud to have this group of business owners leading our state Leadership Council and advancing the cause of Ohio’s independent businesses in their ability to own, operate, and grow their businesses,” said Vice President/Executive Director of NFIB/Ohio Roger R. Geiger. “As a member-driven association, NFIB relies on the involvement of members like these to offer guidance on behalf of our members across Ohio. It allows us to truly be the voice of small business at the Ohio Statehouse.”

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