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For immediate release: March 18, 2015
Buehrer inducted into the Ohio Association of Commodores
Steve Buehrer, Administrator/CEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC), has been inducted into the Ohio Association of Commodores after being appointed by Governor John R. Kasich. The Ohio Commodores was formed in 1966 by Governor James A. Rhodes to assist in advancing the growth and development of the state and prosperity of its citizens. Its members are recognized by the Governor with The Executive Order of the Ohio Commodore for their business accomplishment, acumen and leadership.
"It's a great privilege to join this group of distinguished Ohioans who have made many outstanding contributions to our state," said Buehrer. "Throughout my career in public service, I have aspired to be a part of developing positive solutions that move Ohio forward. I look forward to engaging my fellow Commodores and partnering with them to support the growth of our economy and wellbeing of all Ohioans."
The Ohio Association of Commodores consists of 300 members including government officials, university presidents and administrators; banking and legal professionals; leaders of trade organizations; chambers and economic development organization's; and senior management executives of large, medium and small manufacturers from across Ohio in a wide variety of industries.
Buehrer is a native of Northwest Ohio and a former legislator who served in both the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate. As Administrator/CEO of BWC, he leads the largest state-fund workers' compensation insurance system in the nation. Since his appointment in 2011, he has focused on the agency's mission of preventing workplace accidents and caring for Ohioans who are injured on the job, while working closely with stakeholders to improve service to employers and injured workers.
Since Governor Kasich appointed Buehrer to lead the agency in 2011, sound financial and operational management has also allowed BWC to:
A photo from the ceremony is available here.
(Left to right) William Morgan, Past Grand Commodore, Steve Buehrer, BWC Administrator/CEO, Brad Young, Clerk of the Ohio House of Representatives, Past Grand Commodore Richard Hillis.
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