Coviello Appointed To Ohio Turnpike And Infrastructure Commission

Mar 23, 2018
Ohio Governor John Kasich appointed the Regional Chamber’s Vice President of Government Affairs Guy Coviello to the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission for a term beginning March 22, 2018, and ending June 30, 2023.
Ohio Governor John Kasich appointed the Regional Chamber’s Vice President of Government Affairs Guy Coviello to the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission for a term beginning March 22, 2018, and ending June 30, 2023.

The Commission comprises 10 members who oversee all matters pertaining to the 241-mile toll road in Ohio and aims to be the industry leader in providing safe and efficient transportation services to its customers, communities and partners.

Coviello said, “I’m humbled and honored to have received this appointment and look forward to working with Turnpike Director Randy Cole. The Turnpike is one of the state’s most valuable assets, so it’s certainly a privilege to serve on the commission.”

Having joined the Regional Chamber in 2014, Coviello advocates at federal, state and local levels for issues that are important to the Valley’s business community and advises Chamber members on government and legislative issues that affect their companies or local communities.

In 2016, he spearheaded the Regional Chamber’s Victory for the Valley campaign, raising more than $300,000 to attract economic development site consultants, obtain more than $1.5 million in earned media and engage national leaders on critical public policy issues. The campaign won a prestigious marketing award from the Mid-America Economic Development Council.

Coviello currently serves on the Tri-State Shale Coalition’s Transportation and Infrastructure Working Group, which was created through a memorandum of understanding between the governors of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The Working Group is spearheading the effort to develop a $10 billion natural gas liquids storage hub that would lead to more than 100,000 new jobs in plastics and petrochemicals.

In 2017, he was named to the Campaign for America’s Energy Ohio Steering Committee, as well as a partner in the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation project, “Ohio’s Innovation Economy Blueprint."

Prior to joining the Chamber, Coviello was editor at The Tribune Chronicle, where he worked for nearly 30 years in various positions. The Liberty Township resident received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Youngstown State University. He and wife Denise have four children, all adopted from Brazil.