Nate Filler has been selected as the new president and CEO of the Ohio Grocers Association (OGA), announced Leo Braido, chairman of the association’s board of directors.
Filler comes to OGA after managing state government relations for Cardinal Health, one of Ohio’s largest companies. Previously, he held various positions in the Ohio House of Representatives, including serving as policy advisor to former House Speaker and current Secretary of State Jon Husted. He also worked as legislative aide to former state representative and lieutenant governor candidate, Tom Raga. In addition, Filler is a veteran of many political campaigns at both the state and federal levels.
Prior to his political career, Filler spent nearly a decade working for the Kroger Co.
“We are excited about Nate coming on board, as he has an extensive background in government relations and was with The Kroger Co. for nine years. His industry experience and broad knowledge of the political arena will serve our Ohio Grocers Association members well,” Braido said.
Filler earned an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and a master of public administration degree from Ohio University. He and his wife reside in Galena, with their three children.
Filler assumes the position of President/CEO in early September, prior to Tom Jackson’s retirement in November.