Ohio State Bar Association adds HR manager

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Columbus, Ohio (March 27, 2014) – Mary Amos Augsburger, executive director of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA), today announced the hiring of the organization’s first full time in-house human resource manager.

“To better serve the needs of our organization and our staff so they, in turn, can serve the needs of our members, we have added this important position to our organizational structure,” said Augsburger.

Elayna E. Keating of Westerville (43081) assumed the position of human resource manager on March 24. Keating is responsible for the day-to-day administration of human resources policies, procedures and programs. She implements HR programs including compensation and benefits administration, recruiting support, employment processing, records management and employment law compliance.    

Prior to joining the OSBA, Keating served as an employee and labor relations consultant for The Ohio State University, director of human resources/legal counsel for Richland County Children Services, and as an associate attorney for Kelley & Ferraro, L.L.P in Cleveland as well as Rizor, Minnard & Rizor Co., L.P.A. in Lima. 

Keating earned her law degree Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, and her undergraduate degree in criminology from The Ohio State University. She also earned the professional certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

Keating, originally from Lima, continues a family tradition in the legal profession, following her grandmother and father, both of whom were lawyers. Keating has a five-month-old daughter, Eliana. 

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.



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