Chairman + CEO
#teamLOTH since 1990
Playing the guitar
3 words to describe you:
Passionate. Charitable. Forward-thinking.
J.B. Buse, Jr., serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at LOTH. For more than 30 years, J.B. has led LOTH’s success through his entrepreneurial spirit and ability to adapt solutions to meet ever-changing business needs.
A life-long resident of Cincinnati, J.B. firmly believes in the importance of actively contributing to the betterment of our communities. J.B’s involvement with several non-profit boards and organizations has highlighted the importance of tackling our community’s greatest challenges by working together, and from multiple angles. He has served on the board of the American Heart Association (AHA) as chair until June 2020 and was the Executive Chair for the AHA’s annual Heart Ball for nearly a decade. He also has been an active member of the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee’s (CRBC) Government Affairs and Cultural Assets steering committees. It was in working with these organizations that J.B. became acutely aware of how the opioid crisis has become an urgent priority in our community. His advocacy for this issue led to an opportunity to become a member, and co-chair of the Business Community Committee, for Hamilton County Addiction Response Coalition. With this coalition, J.B. is actively enlisting other local businesses to join in the efforts to solve the crisis of addiction. At LOTH, he is a champion for this mission as well. In 2020 J.B. sponsored several programs and initiatives to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental illness. He was recently featured on this M+A Architects podcast to discuss this important topic.
J.B. also serves on the Board of Executive Advisors for Xavier University’s – The Williams College of Business and is a board member for the University of Cincinnati Economics Center, the Johnny Bench Scholarship Foundation, the Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) and The Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. He served as Chapter Chairman for the invite-only global platform, YPO Cincinnati from 2006-2007. He has been a member of United Way Tocqueville Society for over a decade, and is a member of the World President’s Organization (WPO).
Well known for his creativity and competitiveness, one can often find J.B. lightening the mood and inspiring fun- often playing his guitar and singing tunes throughout the office. Outside of LOTH and his active community involvement, you’re likely to find him on one of Cincinnati’s fabulous golf courses. J.B. attended the University of Cincinnati and is a Graduate of Indian Hill High School.
My favorite memory at LOTH was reaching my career milestone of 30 years of building LOTH to what it is today. While 2020 may have altered the celebrations, I enjoyed the virtual socially-distant events hearing from friends, family and business associates who helped us achieve so much after three decades. The custom Cincinnati Reds jersey was a bonus!