Bryan Bucklew, a 1992 Wright State University graduate and leader in the health care industry, was appointed to the Wright State Board of Trustees as a national trustee.
Bucklew was unanimously appointed to a three-year term by the Board of Trustees during its Sept. 17 meeting. He replaces Vishal Soin, whose term expired Sept. 13, 2021.
Bucklew joins Anuj Goyal, Ricky Peters and Brittney Whiteside as national trustees on the board.
National trustees serve for three years as ex officio, nonvoting members on the board. They are selected for the capabilities and expertise that they can offer to the Board of Trustees in support of Wright State.
The Board of Trustees also includes nine voting members and two student trustees who are appointed by the governor of Ohio.
Since 2018, Bucklew has served as president and CEO of the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, a 219-member hospital association in California covering cities such as San Francisco, Sacramento, Oakland, San Jose and Fresno.
He served as president and CEO of the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association from 2005 to 2018, vice president for public policy and economic development of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce from 1997 to 2005, and district director for U.S. Rep. Tony Hall from 1992 to 1997.
A native of Ohio, Bucklew received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wright State and a master’s degree in public administration and an emerging leader master’s certificate from the University of Dayton.
He has served in leadership positions on numerous boards and community programs, including as a member of the Federal Reserve Advisory Board of Cleveland and as chair of the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, Equitas Health and the Conference of Metropolitan Hospital Associations.
Bucklew also served on the Special Committee on Medicine and Health of the Wright State Board of Trustees and as an adjunct faculty member. He received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the College of Liberal Arts.
The Dayton Business Journal named him one of the area’s Most Influential Business Leaders and to its 40 Under 40 list.