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Scott Wiley appointed to Ohio’s Small Business Advisory Council

Written on Dec 7, 2023

By Suzanne McCann-Perry, MBA, CAE, director, strategic communication 

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted recently announced he has appointed OSCPA President & CEO Scott Wiley, CAE, to the Ohio Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC). The council is part of the DeWine-Husted Administration’s Common Sense Initiative, a program whose mission is to reform the state’s regulatory policies to help make the Buckeye State a jobs- and business-friendly state.  

“We are pleased to have Scott Wiley join the CSI’s Small Business Advisory Council,” said Lt. Governor Husted. “When I spoke at OSCPA’s Workforce Development Summit in September, I was able to see firsthand Scott’s understanding of workforce development challenges facing Ohio’s small business community. His perspectives align well with our administration’s goal of removing barriers to job creation for our state.” 

The primary responsibility of the nine-member council is to advise the administration on government rules and regulations and help identify those that place unnecessary burdens on Ohio’s job creators. Since its inception, the council has reviewed more than 9,000 agency regulations, 50% of which have been identified as potential barriers to job creation and economic growth. All of those identified regulations have been amended or rescinded. 

Wiley’s appointment complements The Ohio Society’s role of partnering with the accounting profession to advocate for sound economic policies that lead to a more competitive business climate. OSCPA’s workforce development strategy shares in the goal of identifying and removing outdated and unnecessary barriers, including rules and regulations that impede a student’s ability to obtain the CPA credential.  

“I am honored to represent The Ohio Society of CPAs on the Ohio Small Business Advisory Council,” said Scott Wiley, OSCPA president & CEO. “CPAs speak the language of business and have a unique understanding of the impact rules and regulations can have on job creation and, by extension, commerce. I look forward to working with my fellow council members to identify ways to create more opportunities for Ohioans and those who want to live and work in our state.” 

Ohio’s CPA profession is well represented on the SBAC. OSCPA member Robert Sielschott, CPA, is also serving on the council at the appointment of the speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives. 

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