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Board Background Information

The Franklin County Automatic Data Processing Board is a body of elected and appointed officials that operates under the authority of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC), Sections 307.84 through 307.846. The board is administered by the Franklin County Auditor, who serves as secretary, and its members also include the county treasurer, county recorder, common pleas court clerk, a board of commissioners member, and two members of the board of elections. The Automatic Data Processing Board typically meets once a month, on the first Monday of the month, to decide upon county information technology resolutions, as well as budget and personnel issues related to the operation of the Data Center.


Board Member Bios

Judge Guy L. Reece, II
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Judge
Chair

Guy L. Reese II

Guy L. Reece, II is a Judge at the Franklin County Common Pleas Court in Columbus, Ohio. He has served as a trial judge for over 17 years and currently serves as the Presiding Judge. He is a Colonel, United States Army Retired, and has earned numerous military awards including the Bronze Star. Judge Reece received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a juris doctorate from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law. He is a member of The John Mercer Langston Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, The Ohio State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Trial Court Judges, Judicial Division of the American Bar Association, and is First Vice President, Ohio Common Pleas Judges' Association. Judge Reece is a member of several Boards of Trustees, including those of Ohio Dominican University, Maryhaven, the YMCA's Metropolitan Board and Directions for Youth and Families. He is the Chair of the Capital City District of the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Executive Committee of the Simon Kenton Council Boy Scouts of America. Judge Reece is also a recipient of The Ohio State University's Minority Alumni Award and Affirmative Action Award.


Clarence E. Mingo, II
Franklin County Auditor,
Secretary/Administrator

Clarence E. Mingo II

Auditor Clarence Mingo's life and career have been about service to his country and his community.

A veteran of the United States Army, Clarence answered the call of service and served honorably with the coalition forces that liberated Kuwait during the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

Upon his return, Clarence attended The Ohio State University where he earned his undergraduate and law degree in a little more than five years. Clarence then re-focused his commitment to service to his community as an attorney in private practice, helping to protect those citizens most in need. Franklin County courts frequently appointed Clarence to serve as a Guardian ad Litem (child advocate), representing the interests of children in abuse, neglect and divorce cases.

He also serviced the Legal Aid Society of Columbus' Neighborhood Service's project. In this capacity, Clarence was one of three attorneys who represented indigent county residents with legal issues involving housing, public benefits, bankruptcy, expungements, civil protective orders, and custody matters. He also fought for funding in an effort to expand and further develop the project's reach and influence on the indigent population in Franklin County.

In 2007, the late Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, Thomas J. Moyer, appointed Clarence as a commissioner in the Ohio Court of Claims. Clarence served as one of seven commissioners with statewide appellate jurisdiction in victims of crime cases.

In 2009, Clarence was appointed as Franklin County Auditor. In 2010, Franklin County voters awarded Clarence a full four-year term. As Auditor, Clarence ensures that Franklin County residents are offered the best public service in fiscal, real estate and consumer protection. He understands the importance of maintaining a modern office with capable staff and the latest technology to compliment their effort.

Clarence is committed to seeking new and innovative ways to expand the services of the Auditor's office to each resident of Franklin County. A strong fiscal conservative, Clarence will look for ways to streamline county government and always put the interests of taxpayers first.

Clarence and his wife Angela married in 1992. They are the proud parents of Annalise and Ava Mingo. The family resides in New Albany, Ohio and look forward to greater opportunities for service.


David Payne
Franklin County Board of Elections, Deputy Director,
Vice-Chair

Dana Walch

David R. Payne was named Deputy Director of the Franklin County Board of Elections in April, 2015.

Payne is an election professional with nearly thirty years' experience in state government and as a campaign consultant for Republican candidates in Ohio and elsewhere.

Payne comes to the board of elections from the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, where he has served since 2012 as chief of staff to coordinate the day-to-day operations of an 800 employee state agency regarded as the business office of state government.

He previously served as Chief of Parks for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and has managed a number of other state offices; Payne also managed the re-election campaign of Ohio Governor Bob Taft in 2002 and served as Victory Director coordinating campaign mailings and voter turnout efforts in Ohio's 88 counties for the re-election of President George W. Bush in 2004.

As President and CEO of the Campayne Team, Payne served as general consultant to the only winning Republican statewide campaigns of 2006 - Taylor for Auditor of State, Cupp for Supreme Court and O'Donnell for Supreme Court.

Payne is a 1987 graduate of Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. He and his wife Karen live in New Albany and have two daughters.


John O'Grady
Franklin County Commissioner

John O'Grady

John O'Grady was elected to the Franklin County Board of Commissioners in November 2008, took office in January of 2009, and in 2010, was elected by his fellow Commissioners to a one-year term as Board President. Prior to his election to the Board, John served two four-year terms as the Clerk of Courts for the Franklin County Common Pleas Courts and the 10th District Court of Appeals.

As Commissioner, John advocates for strategic economic growth and development, and he is a strong voice for Franklin County at the local, state, national and international levels. In February 2011, John led the delegation from Franklin County, Columbus 2020!, Columbus Sister Cities International, and The Ohio State University on a trade mission to India to promote foreign direct investment in Central Ohio. John recognizes that strong public-private partnerships, like the one supporting the trade mission, are critically important to economic growth, and he and his fellow Commissioners continue to collaborate with community partners on projects that create jobs and encourage business investment in our area.

What he calls a "hand-in-glove" approach illustrates John's view that economic development and community development are interdependent-success in one area affects opportunities for success in the other, and a commitment to both is important in building strong and healthy communities. Demonstrating this, John led efforts to create the Somali Work Group, an ongoing collaboration between numerous county agencies, courts, and community partners from within Franklin County. This organization's primary focus is to determine the needs of immigrant communities within central Ohio and how government agencies can respond more effectively. One of those needs identified was the desire of Somali families and communities to grow their own produce, as they are accustomed to doing. John responded by working with his fellow Commissioners and staff to identify a vacant plot of County-owned land on Gantz Road for a community garden. The Gantz Road garden opened in 2009 and has since expanded to include gardeners from other communities as well.

Community gardening in Franklin County extends well beyond the Gantz Road site, and Commissioner O'Grady has continued to support these initiatives. He recognizes they create fresh, affordable and healthy food options while also fostering a sense of community among those involved with the gardens. In 2011, John joined his fellow Commissioners and Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, in cooperation with The Columbus Foundation, to create a Community Gardens Grant fund. Sixty grants were awarded to support organizations with new and existing community gardens in the City of Columbus and throughout Franklin County.

As Commissioner, John serves on several boards and committees within county government. He also represents Franklin County in state and national associations, serving previously as Vice-Chair and currently as Chair for the General Government & Operations Committee and as a member of the Metropolitan & Regional Affairs Committee for the County Commissioners' Association of Ohio (CCAO). He is also a member of the steering committee of the Large Urban County Caucus for the National Association of Counties (NACo). Through his involvement with these boards and commissions, John engages with leaders, in our region and beyond, in the discussion of solutions for community issues. He promotes shared government services and cooperative purchasing contracts among communities as a way to reduce the cost of government.

John is also heavily involved in the fields of health, education, and domestic relations. He served six years on the Board of Trustees of the Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio and served for several years on the Institutional Biological and Chemical Safety Committee at Nationwide Children's Hospital. John was the founder of the Hearts Over Clubs Charity Fund, a non-profit organization that benefited the families of heart disease victims, and in 2012 became an Ambassador for The American Heart Association. He is an honorary board member of Kid's Voting, Central Ohio, and an active sponsor of programs that promote hands-on educational experiences for young people. John has also been supportive of the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence and their efforts to stem the incidences of domestic violence.

John is the youngest of 12 children of former Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Pete O'Grady. John and his wife, Pamela Hykes O'Grady, are the proud parents of four children. He is a lifelong member of the Catholic Church and serves as a lector at his parish.


Daniel J. O'Connor Jr.
Franklin County Recorder

Daniel J. O'Connor Jr.

Daniel J. O'Connor Jr. is Franklin County's 30th Recorder. He was elected in November, 2016 to his first four year term. As the son of an educator, the need to give back to the community was a belief that was instilled in Danny from a young age. It was this belief that led Danny to serve in the poorest neighborhoods of the United States, to become politically active in the Democratic Party, and now, to serve as Franklin County Recorder.

A native of Sidney, Ohio, Danny graduated from Lehman Catholic High School, Wright State University, where he was President of the College Democrats and where his mother served as a professor from 1996 until her recent retirement, and The Syracuse University College of Law, where he was a law alumni scholarship recipient, member of the Dean's List, Vice President of the Student Body, and recipient of the General Electric Student Leadership Award.

In between his undergraduate studies and law school, Danny served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a legal advocate at Part of the Solution Legal Clinic in The Bronx, New York. In this capacity, Danny worked with veterans, immigrants, homeless individuals, and individuals stricken by poverty.

After graduating law school and passing the Ohio Bar exam, Danny worked in the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office in the juvenile division. In 2014, Danny joined his current law firm of Weis and OConnor, where he is a partner and specializes in family law. In 2015, Danny and his partner, Amy Weis, were honored to contribute to the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyer's Amicus Brief, which asked the Supreme Court of the United States to rule in favor of marriage equality.

Danny is the son of Dr. Richele O'Connor and Daniel O'Connor Sr. of Upper Arlington, Ohio. He has one sister, Caley, who resides in Virginia and is a speech pathologist. He resides in Clintonville.


Maryellen O'Shaughnessy
Franklin County Clerk of Courts

Maryellen O'Shaughnessy

Maryellen O'Shaughnessy was elected Franklin County Clerk of Common Pleas Court in January, 2009. In the November 2012 election, she ran unopposed for a second term. More than 365,000 votes were cast for Maryellen O'Shaughnessy and were the highest number cast for any candidate running for a Franklin County office in that year's election.

In her role, Clerk O'Shaughnessy is committed to providing timely, accurate and courteous service to office's customers, the legal community, auto dealerships, and its government colleagues, as well as to the general public. Overseeing the largest operation of its kind in Ohio with a budget of over $13 million, her office is responsible for managing a vast system of court documents and auto title records. She and her leadership team have worked hard to improve efficiencies in both legal and auto title divisions, and boost transparency in the agency's functions by applying advances in technology.

Clerk O'Shaughnessy successfully made court documents available online in her first term. She combined the Civil and Criminal offices under one General Division, and established the Records Division. More importantly, the Clerk provided the leadership necessary to guide the agency in transitioning from traditional paper filings to e-Filing (electronic process.) Beginning in October, 2011, e-Filing enabled the legal community and pro se filers to submit all CIVIL court documents electronically to the Clerk of Courts. Continuing into 2012, select cases in Domestic, Juvenile and Appeals matters also transitioned to e-Filing format. Criminal cases and remaining case types in the previously referenced divisions will be phased in during 2013.

Clerk O'Shaughnessy will continue to work with other county partners and stakeholders to ensure that this county's e-Filing system serves its users and leads as an example of the best system in the country.

During the first four years, Clerk O'Shaughnessy led the successful relocation of Auto Title East's office to the Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) Alum Creek Service Center. The addition of the agency's title services co-located at this site provides greater value, convenience and benefit for county residents and customers within and outside the county. Also, Auto Titling services bring the eastside facility closer to a full-service, vehicular licensing center.

This Clerk continues to encourage a professional work atmosphere, and provides front line staff with the tools, structure, and resources in their roles as document management specialists. She stresses the importance of training, professional advancement, and best practices so in turn they provide the highest level of public service.

Prior to serving as Clerk, O'Shaughnessy was elected three times as a Columbus City Council Member, representing the 15th largest city in the nation. She was committed to providing excellent services, listening to neighborhood concerns, and identifying the resources necessary to keep her community thriving. As chair of the Public Service and Transportation, Utilities, and Development committees, her leadership focused on sustainable development and growth practices, complete streets policies and balanced transportation systems, and the redevelopment of Downtown Columbus and its core neighborhoods.

O'Shaughnessy is also involved in the Ohio Clerk of Courts Association and the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, sitting on their legislative committees. She serves on the boards of the Columbus Historical Society, the Greenways Working Group of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, and Consider Biking.

O'Shaughnessy is a fifth-generation Central Ohioan, and comes from a family dedicated to public service. She is also a fourth-generation funeral director and owner of O'Shaughnessy Company Funeral Directors, established in 1889.


Ronald J. Hagan
Franklin County Treasurer

Ronald J. Hagan

Ronald J. Hagan, CPA, MT, began his appointment of Franklin County Treasurer on September 27, 2016, and will continue the remainder of the term through September 2017.

Ron is a retired CPA with over 42 years of experience. He earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Ohio University and a Master of Taxation from Capital University.

For 30 years, Ron ran his own CPA firm focusing on small businesses and individuals and advised clients on tax issues and the financial controls that small businesses need to have in place to enhance the financial security of their businesses.


Edward J. Leonard
Franklin County Board of Elections, Director

Edward J. Leonard

Leonard is no stranger to Government as he served in the County Treasurer's office since 2007. He has now assumed a new role as the Franklin County Board of Elections Director. Over the last decade, Leonard has served in various senior administrative posts in County government. Before his election to office in November 2008, he was appointed to serve as County Treasurer in January 2007 when Richard Cordray took office as State Treasurer.

From March 2003 until his appointment as County Treasurer, Mr. Leonard was the Special Counselor to the Treasurer's office; where he was responsible for the execution of several major initiatives, including the Tax Lien Certificate Sale Program, which has resulted in the collection of over $60 million in delinquent real estate taxes. He is very proud of his involvement with the implementation of the County's Land Bank program.

Prior to joining the Treasurer's Office, Mr. Leonard served from March of 2001 to March of 2003 as the Compliance Officer for then-Franklin County Clerk of Courts Office John O'Grady where he provided legal advice and oversaw the Internal Audit function. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Leonard served as Deputy Director of the Franklin County Board of Elections.

His legal career began as Captain in the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corp from 1990 to 1994. Ed was also in private practice for several years before serving as Assistant Columbus City Prosecutor from 1997 to 1998.

He earned his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1990 and his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Youngstown State University in 1987. Ed is the 9th child in a family of eleven children and was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio.


Board Meeting Schedule

January 9, 2017 February 6, 2017 March 6, 2017
April 3, 2017 May 1, 2017 June 5, 2017
July 3, 2017 August 7, 2017 September 11, 2017
October 2, 2017 November 6, 2017 December 4, 2017
December 13, 2017

Time and Location

9:00 a.m. FCDC-Auditorium, 9th Floor
373 South High Street Columbus, OH 43215

Special Meetings

June 15, 2017 and August 23, 2017


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