James B. Bachmann is a longtime business and community leader. He retired as managing partner for Ernst & Young’s Columbus location in 2003 after serving in their New York, Cleveland, Toledo and Akron offices.
Bachmann was first elected to the Nationwide board in 2003.
He has served in leadership positions at the Columbus Museum of Art, the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce board, the de Tocqueville campaign for United Way, the Ohio Business Roundtable board, The Ohio State University Hospital board and numerous community fund-raising committees. He is an Honorary Trustee of the Columbus Museum of Art. Bachmann also served as an officer in the U.S. Army.