Keynote Speaker 2023

Frank LaRose

Ohio Secretary of State

Frank LaRose became Ohio's 51st Secretary of State on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office years of hard-earned leadership skills and public service developed as a U.S. Army Reservist, State Senator, U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret, and Eagle Scout.

As Secretary of State, he oversees a statewide constitutional office responsible for administering elections and incorporating new businesses. Secretary LaRose principally serves as the state’s chief elections officer, working with 88 county boards of elections to ensure the security, accuracy, and accessibility of Ohio’s voting process.

As the lead statewide agency responsible for helping businesses get organized and opened, Secretary LaRose’s administration assisted job creators in registering more new ventures than at any time in Ohio’s history. He also worked with the General Assembly to enact the most significant business modernization reform since 1994, providing new options for organizing LLCs and improving the office’s electronic filing system for business start-ups.

A life-long Northeast Ohioan, he now lives in Central Ohio with his wife, Lauren, and their three daughters.

Frank LaRose