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Our Team

Our mission is to improve Ohio’s economic vitality and ensure we remain an ideal state to live, work, and succeed in. Our team and our members are committed to working in a nonpartisan manner with the Governor and other public leaders to address current challenges and build a better Ohio.

Pat Tiberi

Pat Tiberi

President & CEO

Kristen Frissora

Kristen Frissora

Executive Vice President

Avi Zaffinni

Avi Zaffinni

Senior VP of Business Engagement & Strategic Initiatives

Alexandra Denney

Alexandra Denney

Vice President of Government Relations & Communications

Nancy Shaver

Nancy Shaver

Director of Operations

Michael McLean

Michael McLean

Ohio Grants Alliance - Executive Director

About Us

In 1992, the Ohio Business Roundtable was established for one sole purpose:  to improve Ohio’s business climate.  Since its inception, the OBRT has worked with Ohio’s governors and legislative leaders to make Ohio more business-friendly and more competitive both nationally and internationally. 

The Roundtable is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization comprised of nearly 100 presidents and CEOs of Ohio’s top companies, 75 of which are headquartered in the state and more than one third of which are Fortune 1000 companies. Collectively, the members employ over 500,000 Ohioans and generate a revenue exceeding $1.48 trillion. 

Because of the collective expertise and insight of OBRT members, the Roundtable is uniquely capable of bringing solutions to improve Ohio’s economic vitality and ensure that Ohio remains the ideal state in which to live, work and succeed. 

A Message from Our CEO

From Our CEO

Welcome to the Ohio Business Roundtable. 

Since its creation in 1992, the Roundtable has remained singularly focused on its mission to work with the governor and the General Assembly on policies that improve Ohio’s economic competitiveness and make our state business-friendly.

Roundtable members – the Chief Executive Officers of many of our state’s largest, most successful businesses – have helped bring about momentous change in Ohio’s economic landscape. 

Our executives identify vexing, intractable issues facing Ohio’s job creators, and through their expertise, experience and resources, pursue policies that make Ohio stronger.

Ohio has a proud history of innovation and entrepreneurism, and benefits from its strategic location, abundance of natural resources, and skilled, productive workforce.  It is the mission of the Ohio Business Roundtable to leverage these assets to drive economic development and ensure that Ohio remains the ideal place to live, work and prosper.

Pat Tiberi

President and CEO

Membership Snapshot

105

Presidents & CEOs

75

​Headquartered in the State

38

Fortune 1000 Companies

512,600

​Ohioans Employed

Executive Committee

Frank Sullivan, Chairman

Frank Sullivan, Chairman

RPM International Inc.

Chris Gorman, Vice Chairman

Chris Gorman, Vice Chairman

KeyBank

Nicholas Akins

Nicholas Akins

American Electric Power

John F. Barrett

John F. Barrett

Western & Southern Financial Group

Brian Chambers

Brian Chambers

Owens Corning

Tanny Crane

Tanny Crane

The Crane Group

Michael J. Hennigan

Michael J. Hennigan

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Heather Lennox

Heather Lennox

Jones Day

Mark Smucker

Mark Smucker

The J.M. Smucker Company

Vishal Soin

Vishal Soin

Soin International

Steve Steinour

Steve Steinour

Huntington Bancshares

John Warner

John Warner

McKinsey & Co.

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