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Ohio (June 6, 2013) – The
Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) today announced
the unanimous selection of Mary Amos Augsburger as the OSBA’s new executive
director. She will assume the duties of executive director on July 1, 2013.
Denny L. Ramey who will retire at the end of June after an impressive 33-year
tenure with the OSBA. She becomes only the fourth executive director in the
OSBA’s 133-year history.
“The OSBA has a
national reputation for service to its members and its entrepreneurial spirit,
so it was important to select a new executive director to carry on that proud
tradition,” said OSBA President Judge Pat Fischer. “A unanimous board selected
Mary with an eye on the future to help us continue to meet the needs of Ohio
lawyers and the clients they serve.”
recently has served as legislative counsel for the OSBA. Prior to joining the Association, she served
as chief counsel in the Ohio Senate, chief counsel for the Ohio Division of
Financial Institutions and director of policy and public affairs for the Ohio
Auditor of State.
Augsburger earned her
law degree from Capital University and her undergraduate degree from The Ohio
State University. She and husband Ryan
reside in Upper Arlington, Ohio, and have a new son, Alex.
“I am looking forward
to working with our leadership, our members, and our talented staff to continue
the Association’s great work and to prepare the OSBA for both the challenges
and the opportunities that lie ahead,” said Augsburger.
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.
the date of its founding, the Association’s objectives, according to its
Constitution, have been to:
the science of jurisprudence;
improvement of the law and administration of justice;
integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession and encourage and enforce
adherence to high standards of professional conduct;
positions on matters of public interest as deemed advisable;
thorough legal education;
cordial relations among members of the Bar; and
the history of the profession and the Association.
The OSBA’s core purpose is to advance the professional
interests of members of the Ohio State Bar Association. The Association’s core
values are member satisfaction, professionalism, foresight and quality services
and products. The OSBA’s goal is to make membership in the Ohio State Bar
Association indispensable to Ohio lawyers.