Gordon M. Gough
President & CEO
Now in his eighteenth year at the Council, Gordon serves as President and CEO. In this role, he is the point person for Ohio retail and wholesale issues in the Statehouse and Congress and manages the Council’s budget, staff, and vendors.
In addition to his Council duties, Gordon serves as Vice-Chairman of the Council of State Retail Associations and serves on the boards of the Capitol Square Foundation, the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, and the Ohio Industrial Commission Nominating Council.
Gordon has also served the people of Central Ohio as President of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation Development Board.
In 2012, Gordon received Columbus Business First’s Forty Under 40 Award for rising business leaders, and in 2016 was named by Columbus Business First as “20 People to Know in Retail”, and was recently recognized by Smart Business as one of the top executives of the 50 smartest companies in the Central Ohio region.
A native of Kettering, Gordon earned a B.A. in Political Science from The Ohio State University and an M.B.A. from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. He and his wife reside in Dublin with their four children.