Government Spotlight

The Chamber’s Government Spotlight series was created to engage our region’s businesses in the legislative process by educating about the impact of hot political issues of the day.

Our next program will highlight emerging public policy issues in cybersecurity, blockchain and cryptocurrency, and autonomous vehicle technology. Experts will provide valuable information to help businesses understand how future regulation of these new technologies could impact your decision-making and bottom line.

Emerging Tech Policies to Watch in 2018

Friday, April 27

Athletic Club of Columbus (Map)
136 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Networking and registration: 7:30 a.m.
Program: 8 – 9 a.m.

Our next guests

James A. Barna

Barna was recently appointed to serve at the Executive Director of DriveOhio, where he oversees the state’s strategic planning on the implementation of smart mobility technologies.

Jared R. Butcher
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Butcher assists the practice in legal and regulatory issues arising from the commercial applications of blockchain, distributed ledger technology and smart contract systems.

Jillian Froment
Ohio Department of Insurance

Froment is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the Department of Insurance and was appointed by Ohio Governor John R. Kasich in 2017.

Valentina A. Isakina

As the managing director of financial services and select HQ operations for JobsOhio, Isakina oversees the development and execution of strategies for growing key Ohio sectors.


Chamber members – $25 each   |   Non-members – $40 each
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Ticket purchases are considered non-refundable. 

This is a ticketless event. An electronic reminder will be sent with full details prior to the event.

For reporting purposes, if you choose to accept a complimentary ticket, you will be included on our JLEC filing as the recipient of a gift from the Columbus Chamber of Commerce in the amount of $40. Municipal elected officials may also have to report the ticket as a gift on your financial disclosure statement.


The Athletic Club parking lot is located on the east side of Fourth Street, between State and Broad Streets. The Ohio Statehouse Parking Garage is located within walking distance of the Athletic Club.

For more information

Please contact or 614-225-6950.

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