Brent R. Porteus is a managing partner of the family-owned farming and agricultural business, Blair Porteus & Sons, in Coshocton County, Ohio. Their primary focus is commercial grain and beef production. Blair Porteus & Sons is a local industry leader in value-based marketing and retaining ownership to maximize advantages of cow herd genetics and herd health programs.
Mr. Porteus has been a board member of Nationwide since 2011, and also serves as board chair of Farmland Mutual Insurance Company and Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company. He served as president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation from 2008-11. During his time there, he held many leadership roles and represented the farm bureau on trade missions to Cuba and Hong Kong.
Mr. Porteus has also held positions with the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association, Ohio Corn Marketing Program and the National Corn Growers Association. He currently serves as a board member in his local school district and is a 4-H volunteer leader.
Mr. Porteus earned his Bachelor of Science in agriculture from The Ohio State University in 1978.
Appointed by: Gov. John R. Kasich
Term: 05/15/2013 – 05/13/2022