With a strong and growing coalition in Ohio for close to a decade, the USGLC works to educate and engage policymakers and community leaders on why investments in development and diplomacy help keep America safe and strengthen Ohio’s economy.

The USGLC’s Ohio Advisory Committee brings together more than 200 business, faith, non-profit, and political leaders who understand how American global leadership matters for Ohio. We’re also proud of Ohio’s Veterans for Smart Power – part of a nationwide network of 30,000 veterans.

  • What’s foreign aid worth to Ohio? The key to global commerce and opportunities for international investment.

    Joseph Dehner

    Foreign Policy Leadership Council

Upcoming Events in Ohio

Town Hall with Representative Joyce Beatty

February 15, 2023 12:00 pm ET

Top Facts

In 2021, Ohio exported
$50.4 billion
in goods to foreign markets.

In Ohio,
1,401,200 jobs (19.60%)
are supported by trade.

In 2018-2019,
14,157 students
in Ohio studied abroad.

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Advisory Committee

Hon. Bob Taft
Governor (1999-2007)
Hon. Lee Fisher
Lt. Governor (2007-2011)

Stories from Ohio

What They’re Saying in the Heartland: COP27 and America’s Global Climate Leadership

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Community Spotlight: Athens, Ohio

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U.S. Heartland Global Leadership Day

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News & Press Related to Ohio

April 28, 2021

Virtual Roundtable Recap: Global Partnerships, Local Impact in Toledo, OH


March 10, 2021

USGLC CEO Applauds Dayton Mayor’s Global Engagement Day Proclamation


January 22, 2021

USGLC Launches Next Gen Global Leaders Network and Welcomes Nearly 100 Young Professionals to the 2021 Inaugural Class


December 10, 2020

Former Ag Secretary Dan Glickman and Cargill’s Don Camden talk America’s Ag Economy, Global Partnerships, and Local Impact for Ohio


June 16, 2019

Cutting Foreign Aid Hurts US efforts in Business, Diplomacy


May 31, 2019

Sen. Sherrod Brown Speaks to 300+ Cleveland Leaders About the Importance of American Diplomacy


Past Events

Virtual Town Hall with Rep. David Joyce

April 14, 2022 11:00 am ET

Featured Speaker

Representative David Joyce

U.S. House of Representatives

2021 USGLC Heartland Summit

September 28, 2021 12:00 pm ET

Virtual Heartland Summit

America’s Role in the World: Why Leading Globally Matters for Ohio

May 31, 2019 12:00 pm

Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower

Featured Speaker

Senator Sherrod Brown

U.S. Senate

America’s Role in the World: Why Leading Globally Matters for Ohio

September 21, 2018 8:00 am

Wright State University

Featured Speaker

Representative Mike Turner

U.S. House of Representatives

Featured Speaker

Lt. General Dennis McCarthy

USMC (Ret.)

Featured Speaker

Tara Hogan Charles

Procter & Gamble

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Eric Moorer

Ohio Valley Outreach Manager