Brent R. Porteus is a managing partner of the family-owned farming and agricultural business, Blair Porteus and Sons in Coshocton County, Ohio.
Porteus was elected to the Nationwide board in 2011, and also serves as board chairman of Farmland Mutual Insurance Company and Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company.
In 2013, he was appointed by Governor John Kasich to serve a nine-year term on The Ohio State University Board of Trustees. Porteus has held leadership positions with the Ohio Corn Growers Association, Ohio Corn Marketing Program and the National Corn Growers Association.
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 international trade missions.