Matthew Damschroder was appointed by Governor Mike DeWine to
serve as director of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services beginning
Jan. 14, 2019. Prior to joining DAS, he served in the office of then Ohio
Secretary of State Jon Husted. There, he first served as Secretary Husted’s
state elections director from 2011 to 2014, then as the assistant secretary of
state and chief of staff.
Previously, Damschroder led the Franklin County (Columbus,
Ohio) Board of Elections, starting in 2003. The board is one of the nation’s 25
largest local elections jurisdictions.
A native of Columbus, Matt holds an M.A. in Public Policy and
Management from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and a B.S. in Business
Administration from the Max M. Fisher College of Business, both at The Ohio State
A frequent contributor to the Pew Center on the State’s
“Make Voting Work” initiative, Damschroder became a Certified Elections and
Registration Administrator (CERA) through The Election Center in 2005 and was a
trustee of the Ohio Association of Elections Officials (OAEO), serving as its
president in 2007.
In 2010, he received the “Good Government Award” from the
Franklin County Consortium for Good Government for his dedication to promoting
an informed voting public.