NFIB/Ohio Announces Members Elected to Statewide Leadership Council and Officers

Date: January 17, 2017



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

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 Fowler 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 38 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 38 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 leadership council provides direction and guidance to NFIB/Ohio’s legislative, political and association initiatives,” said Vice President/Executive Director of NFIB/Ohio Roger R. Geiger. “The members serving are busy individuals who work each day to grow their businesses. They understand the time they provide away from those businesses is critical to NFIB’s small-business advocacy agenda in support of our over 25,000 members across the state of Ohio.”

Additionally, the following members of the Leadership Council were elected to two-year terms:

  • Jack Buschur, Buschur Electric, Inc. Minster
  • Frank Ciotola, Everhart Advisors, Dublin
  • Monty Friebel, Cooper Enterprises, Inc. Shelby
  • Brenda James, Earl F. Mathews Insurance, Athens
  • Bob Kirkbride, Marietta Ventures LLC, Marietta
  • Bill LaGuardia, LM Engineering, Inc., Youngstown
  • George Lang, SecondCall Defense, West Chester
  • Mary Leavitt, The Flag Lady’s Flag Store, Columbus
  • Rick Malir, City Barbeque, Inc., in Dublin
  • Toby Mirto, The Rhiel Supply Company, Youngstown
  • Todd Mizer, Tenda Horse Products, Fredericktown
  • Dr. John Mossbarger, Midland Acres, Bloomingburg
  • Sherry Pymer, Pymer Plastering, Columbus
  • Nancy Roesner, Copley Feed & Supply Company, Inc., Copley
  • Tracie Sanchez, Lima Pallet Company, Inc., Lima
  • Steve Schramm, OK Interiors Corporation, Cincinnati
  • Bill Thornton, Jr., Thornton & Associates, Lebanon


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