Ohio Chamber Hires Geiger to Head Small Business Council
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Chamber of Commerce this week announced its hiring of Roger Geiger as the executive director of the organization’s Ohio Small Business Council.
Geiger most recently served as vice president and executive director of Ohio for the National Federation of Independent Business, a position he held for 20 years. Throughout his tenure, Geiger helped to grow the association from 10,000 members to more than 21,000, and he served as the voice of Ohio’s small businesses at both state and federal levels. Before this role, he served as NFIB’s state director for Ohio for 14 years.
At the chamber, Geiger will lead the Ohio Small Business Council and work to enhance the voices of the more than 2,000 Ohio Chamber small business members. In addition to helping to grow the council, Geiger will serve as a valuable contact for entrepreneurs across the state.
“I have known Roger for a long time, and I know he is the right person for this important role,” says Ohio Chamber President and CEO Steve Stivers. “Small business is the backbone of our economy and of our country, and we need to ensure that small business owners are getting what they need. Hiring Roger ensures that we can amplify their voices and fight for the issues that matter to them.”
Previously, Geiger also served as Manager of Governmental Affairs for Browning-Ferris Industries of Ohio and as a Legislative Assistant in the Ohio House of Representatives.
Geiger has led a number of statewide coalitions and councils throughout his career, including the Ohio Alliance for Justice, the Business Advisory Council for Streamlined Sales Tax, the Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Council, the Ohio Business Leaders Coalition, the Product Labeling Ballot Committee and more.
Geiger is a native of Marion. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Franciscan University and a master of public administration from The Ohio State University.
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