This meeting featured comments from Steve Stivers, who was selected in May 2021 to lead the Ohio Chamber of Commerce as President and CEO.  The Ohio Chamber of Commerce is the state’s leading business organization whose mission it is to aggressively champion free enterprise, economic competitiveness, and growth for the benefit of all Ohioans.  The Ohio Chamber works with legislators, business leaders and government officials to pursue its vision of a growing and prosperous economic and business climate in Ohio.
Prior to joining the Ohio Chamber, Stivers represented Ohio’s 15th Congressional District from 2011 until May 2021.  In January 2003, he was appointed to the Ohio Senate and successfully ran for a full term in 2004.  He served in the Ohio Senate until 2008.  Stivers has served over 30 years in the Ohio Army National Guard and holds the rank of Major General.  He served the United States overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar, and Djibouti where he led 400 soldiers and contractors and is proud that each and every one returned home safely to the United States.  Stivers received the Bronze Star for his leadership.
Stivers received both his bachelor’s degree and his MBA from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the Army War College.  He resides in Upper Arlington with his wife, Karen, and children, Sarah and Sam.  He is also a former member of the Dublin AM Rotary Club!
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