OSBA welcomes new executive director (+video)

Mary Amos AugsburgerThe Ohio State Bar Association welcomes Mary Amos Augsburger as the OSBA’s new executive director. She assumed the duties of executive director on July 1, 2013.

Augsburger succeeds Denny L. Ramey who retired 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 Immediate Past 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.”

Augsburger most 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.

The OSBA, 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.

From the date of its founding, the Association’s objectives, according to its Constitution, have been to:

  • Advance the science of jurisprudence;
  • Promote improvement of the law and administration of justice;
  • Uphold integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession and encourage and enforce adherence to high standards of professional conduct;
  • Take positions on matters of public interest as deemed advisable;
  • Encourage thorough legal education;
  • Cultivate cordial relations among members of the Bar; and
  • Perpetuate 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.

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