In 1992, we created the Ohio Business Roundtable in the belief that business leaders in a pluralistic society should have an active and effective role in the formulation and evaluation of public policy. For 20 years, we have fostered a collaborative and constructive bond between Ohio’s private- and public-sector leaders that results in a better, stronger, more prosperous Ohio for all citizens in the state. One of the initial driving forces behind the formation of the BRT in 1992 was then-Governor George V. Voinovich, who suggested the need for a single, unified voice representing the state’s principal business leaders – and recognized the powerful promise of the vision and leadership such a body could provide to state policy makers.
The BRT is a partnership of the chief executives of leading Ohio companies that collectively account for more than $1 trillion in annual revenues, $1 trillion in market value and $2.6 trillion in assets. Our members proudly employ 2.6 million men and women, invest hundreds of millions of dollars annually in combined charitable contributions and research and development, and generate billions of dollars in sales for small and medium-sized businesses that are part of our supply chain.
BRT CEOs are committed to working in a bipartisan manner with the Governor and other public leaders to build a better Ohio.