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Kathleen Madden

Director of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Kathleen C. Madden was appointed Director of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services  (DAS) by Governor Mike DeWine in July 2021. 

Prior to joining DAS, Madden served as Chief of Staff for the Ohio Department of Health  (ODH) where she managed agency operations and critical projects and provided oversight and guidance to staff.  

Prior to joining ODH, she served as Assistant Director of the Ohio Office of Budget and    Management (OBM). She has extensive experience managing fiscal, legal, and IT operations and previously served as Chief of Human Resources and Labor Counsel for then-Attorney  General Mike DeWine.

Other previous positions include serving as Director of the Office of Community Schools in the Department of Education, Administrator of the DAS Office of Human Resources Policy, and Assistant Chief Legal Counsel at OBM.  Prior to joining state service, she was engaged in the private practice of law focusing on labor and employment matters. 

A native of Mount Sterling, Kathleen holds a J.D. from Capital University and a B.S. in Business Administration and Political Science from Otterbein University.