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Clarence E. Mingo, II, Franklin County Auditor

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.

Senior Management Biographies

Austin Chen, Director, Computer Systems

Austin Chen joined the Franklin County Data Center in July 2015. Mr. Chen provides over 15 years of Information Technology experience as well as an extensive list of certifications including Project Manager Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM). He has earned a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor's degree in Computer and Information Science.

Mr. Chen is responsible for the following teams;

Julie Lust, Director, Financial Services

Julie Lust joined the Franklin County Data Center in June 2006. Ms. Lust provides over 20 years of finance and accounting experience. She has a Bachelor's degree in Finance from The Ohio State University and is a member of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). She possesses the ITIL Foundations Certification and is currently pursuing a Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) certification.

Ms. Lust is responsible for the following areas;

Jeff Sanders, Director of Enterprise Architecture

Jeff Sanders joined the Franklin County Data Center in August 2016. Prior to joining the Data Center, Mr. Sanders worked for over 12 years in Enterprise Architecture within the private sector. Mr. Sanders has earned a Master's degree and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. He has earned the Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certifications along with strong proficiencies in 12 technical languages.

Mr. Sanders is responsible for the following areas;

Jessica Wilkins-Bibbs, Director, Human Resources

Jessica Wilkins-Bibbs joined the Franklin County Data Center in March 2013. Prior to joining the Data Center, Ms. Wilkins-Bibbs served as Administrator for a multi-specialty medical practice. She possesses 13 years of human resources experience and has a Bachelor's degree in HR Management from Otterbein University. She has also earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications.

Ms. Wilkins-Bibbs is responsible for the following areas;

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