Mary Augsburger holds the distinction as the first female CEO of the Ohio State Bar Association and only the fourth leader in the organization’s 138-year history. As CEO, Augsburger leads and directs this $11 million professional legal association that represents more than 21,000 Ohio lawyers and judges. She leads a 64-person staff, and oversees all programs and services to members.
Augsburger began her career in the Ohio Senate as chief legal counsel and policy adviser for the Ohio Senate Majority Caucus. She drafted and negotiated proposed legislation for criminal and civil justice initiatives, finance and elections law changes, and state budget issues. Additionally, she managed litigation involving members of the Senate, the legislative process and constitutional challenges to state laws.
After a brief stint in private practice, Augsburger returned to her true passion of public service and advocacy as division chief counsel and department policy advisor to the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Financial Institutions. From there, she moved to the Ohio Auditor of State, where she served as director of policy and public affairs. In her role, she formulated and drafted strategic policy initiatives. In 2012, Augsburger joined the Ohio State Bar Association as legislative counsel, where she managed the OSBA’s legislative program.
In July 2020, Columbus City leaders commissioned an independent, outside after-action review of the City’s response to protests that took place last summer. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs were named the lead investigative team.
In this study, published in Economic Development Quarterly, the authors present a statistically valid typology of high-growth firms, also known as gazelles, to determine if payroll and job growth patterns differ between groups or clusters.
This study, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, presents an experimental design that overcomes the counterfactual problem present in all prior published experiments by relying on an actual storm with a known outcome.