Lt. Gov. Husted Appoints Chamber Member to Small Business Advisory Council

Jon Husted, lieutenant governor, appointed Bill Bishop to the Common Sense Initiative (CSI) Small Business Advisory Council. The SBAC advises CSI on drafted or existing rules that have a negative impact on Ohio’s small businesses.

Bishop is the President of Associated Insurance Agencies in Westerville, Ohio and has been an active Ohio Chamber member for many years. He previously served as chairman of the Ohio Small Business Council, and he currently serves as a member of the Ohio Chamber Board of Directors.

The Small Business Advisory Council was put into place in 2011 and consists of nine members, five of which are appointed by the governor, or his or her designee, two by the speaker of the House of Representatives and two by the president of the Senate. The companies represented by the SBAC have fewer than 500 full-time employees or gross annual sales of less than six million dollars.

In addition to Bishop, Lt. Gov. Husted also appointed the following individuals to the SBAC:

  • Carvel Simmons (Ross County): Founder, Trio Trucking, Inc. 
  • Tyeis Baker-Baumann (Darke County): President, Rebsco, Inc.
  • Doug Barry (Montgomery County): President, BarryStaff, Inc. 
  • Mike Kahoe (Summit County): President, Group Management Services, Inc. 

We look forward to continuing to work with the SBAC to promote and protect the establishment, growth and vitality of small business in Ohio, and we believe that having representation on the SBAC will only help us in that venture.