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Columbus, Ohio (February 20, 2014) – Mary Amos Augsburger, executive director of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA), today announced several staff changes.
“The staff changes we announce today are designed to help us better serve our members,” said Augsburger. “We’ve been updating our organizational structure, reconstituting some positions, promoting from within and bringing on new talent sets as needed. We’re poised to take our service to members to new heights.”
Melissa Quick has become committee, section and specialization manager. In addition to continuing to handle her current responsibilities of managing the OSBA certification programs, Quick will assume management responsibilities for committees and sections, including working with committee and section chairs on an ongoing basis to assist them with agendas, meetings and effective communications with members. Quick’s combined responsibilities are part of a reorganization of the Bar Services Department to achieve greater efficiencies and serve members more effectively. Quick also takes a leadership role in designing and implementing staff development opportunities to promote health and wellness and to expand substantive skills for the entire OSBA organization. Quick earned her undergraduate degree from Franklin University in organizational leadership and has worked at the OSBA since 1998. She and her husband reside in Grove City (43123) and have one daughter.
Christopher Roudez joins the OSBA staff as committees, sections and specialization services coordinator. Roudez will be responsible for coordination of the work of OSBA’s committees and sections and the certification program. He will create and maintain committee and section rosters, facilitate communication among committee and section members, schedule meetings and assist applicants and specialists with program compliance. He will work closely with Melissa Quick, manager of committee, section and specialization, as part of the reorganized Bar Services Department. Most recently, Roudez served as a member of the OSBA call center team. Prior to joining the OSBA, Roudez held several private-sector positions including as a customer care professional, knowledge management team member and global helpdesk staffer. His extensive customer service experience and technology skills will help him manage his member relationship duties. Roudez earned his undergraduate degree from DeVry University in Chicago in computer information systems. He resides in Gahanna (43230).
Jon Berrien joins the OSBA staff as videographer and digital journalist. In his role, Berrien will develop and place video and digital legal, news and feature content. He will also develop practice tool videos, and help the OSBA provide the public with creative and informative material to foster a more positive understanding of the profession and its practitioners. Before joining the OSBA, Berrien operated his own entrepreneurial start-up global media platform providing the latest developments in independent music, art, fashion, and culture. Before coming to Ohio, Berrien also worked in the Los Angeles market as a video producer, editor, writer and reporter for Splash News TV, Starcam, Musester, TMZ, E! Entertainment and the TV Guide Network. Berrien earned his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University in telecommunications. He and his wife reside in Hilliard (43026).
The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 25,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio, as well as nearly 4,000 paralegals and law students. Through its activities and the activities of its related organizations, the OSBA serves both its members and the public by promoting the highest standards in the practice of law and the administration of justice.