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Kimberly Hall is director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), a $3.7 billion agency with approximately 2,400 employees. ODJFS is responsible for supervising the state's public assistance, workforce development, unemployment insurance, child and adult protective services, adoption, child care, and child support programs.

Hall was appointed by Gov. Mike DeWine in January 2019. She previously was senior vice president of administration and general counsel at Columbus State Community College. In that capacity, she provided executive guidance on college policy, administration and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Columbus State, Hall served as deputy chief counsel for Attorney General Mike DeWine. Early in her career, she practiced as a staff attorney in domestic relations and juvenile court, and as a labor and employment attorney with the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease firm and the Littler Mendelson firm.

A Columbus native, Hall is the founder and president of the Olive Tree Foundation for Girls, a nonprofit organization that provides mentoring, enrichment programs and scholarships for young women attending the Columbus School for Girls. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in New York City and a juris doctorate from Fordham University School of Law.

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  1. Hall_Kim Headshot
    Kimberly Hall is director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), a $3.7 billion agency with approximately 2,400 employees. ODJFS is responsible for supervising the state's public assistance, workforce development, unemployment insurance, child and adult protective services, adoption, child care, and child support programs.

    Hall was appointed by Gov. Mike DeWine in January 2019. She previously was senior vice president of administration and general counsel at Columbus State Community College. In that capacity, she provided executive guidance on college policy, administration and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Columbus State, Hall served as deputy chief counsel for Attorney General Mike DeWine. Early in her career, she practiced as a staff attorney in domestic relations and juvenile court, and as a labor and employment attorney with the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease firm and the Littler Mendelson firm.

    A Columbus native, Hall is the founder and president of the Olive Tree Foundation for Girls, a nonprofit organization that provides mentoring, enrichment programs and scholarships for young women attending the Columbus School for Girls. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in New York City and a juris doctorate from Fordham University School of Law.
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  3. Kimberly Hall, Director