Ohio Business Roundtable

Business Leadership to Build a Better Ohio


About Us

Ohio Business Roundtable CEOs are committed to working in a nonpartisan manner with the Governor and other public leaders to build a better Ohio.

Comprised of the CEOs of the state’s largest and most influential businesses, the Ohio Business Roundtable works with Ohio’s governors and legislative leaders in pursuit of policies that improve Ohio’s competitiveness.
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Monthly Spotlight

Richard Smucker
The J.M. Smucker Company

Richard K. Smucker is Executive Chairman of The J.M. Smucker Company, an $8 billion food and beverage manufacturer and marketer of iconic North American brands including Smucker's®, Jif®, Folgers®, and Crisco®, and in pet food and pet snacks, Meow Mix®, Milk Bone®, Kibbles ‘n Bits®, 9Lives®, and many more.  Richard began his career at Smucker in 1972.  Prior to his current role, he served as Smucker’s Co-Chief Executive Officer from 1998-2011, and Chief Executive Officer from 2011–2016. 

The J.M. Smucker Company was founded more than a century ago by Mr. Smucker’s great-grandfather, Jerome M. Smucker, and has been honored numerous times on FORTUNE magazine’s annual listing of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, ranking first in 2004. 



The issues and policies aggressively pursued by the OBRT are member-driven, deriving directly from the expertise and experience of its CEO members, and move the needle to strengthen Ohio’s economy.