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Stephanie McCloud

Administrator/CEO of the Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine appointed Stephanie McCloud Administrator/CEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation in January 2019. She leads the largest state-run insurance system in the United States with a staff of 1,627 who serve 246,000 employers and manage over 600,000 open claims.

 McCloud is a veteran executive with a diverse background that includes over 20 years of experience in public administration and workers' compensation. Before coming to the DeWine administration, she served as senior vice president at Sedgwick Claims Management Services while managing her private Columbus law firm, McCloud Law LLC.

She began her career as a staff attorney at BWC before serving as legal counsel to both former Governor George Voinovich and the Ohio Department of Transportation. She later joined the office of former Attorney General Jim Petro, first as senior deputy attorney general before advancing to chief counsel.

McCloud is also a former Truro Township Trustee and active community leader. She served six years on the Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists Board and was on the board of the Maryhaven behavioral health and addiction treatment center for more than a decade.

In November 2020, McCloud went on to become the Director of the Ohio Department of Health. She was chosen for this role by Governor DeWine due to her knowledge of state government and management expertise, which were both needed during the pandemic. She continued as director for 10 months until her return to BWC as administrator in August 2021.

McCloud earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio University and a law degree from the Capital University Law School.

The Administrator was a recipient of Columbus Business First's "40 Under 40 Award" in 2010, and in 2019 she was selected as a "Women to Watch" honoree by the international publication, Business Insurance. This award recognizes individuals who contribute to their own organizations' performance but also advance the industry and foster the careers of other women.