Brent R. Porteus has served on Nationwide's board of directors since 2011. Porteus served as president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation from 2008-2011 and held many leadership roles within the organization. He also represented the farm bureau on trade missions to Cuba and Hong Kong.
Porteus is a managing partner of the family-owned farming and agricultural business, Blair Porteus and Sons, in Coshocton County, Ohio. In 2013, he was appointed by Governor Kasich to serve a nine-year term on The OSU Board of Trustees.
Porteus has held leadership positions with the Ohio Corn Growers Association, Ohio Corn Marketing Program and the National Corn Growers Association. He earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from The Ohio State University.