Administrative Director of the Supreme Court of Ohio
The administrative director of the Supreme Court of Ohio is the senior non-elected officer of the Court. The position is established by Article IV, Section 5 of the Ohio Constitution. It was added to the constitution as part of the Modern Courts Amendment, which Ohio voters approved in May 1968.
The administrative director is appointed by the justices and assists the chief justice and justices in carrying out non-judicial duties. The person appointed to the position serves at the pleasure of the Court.
Before becoming a constitutional position, a 1955 statute created the position of administrative assistant* to the Court.
Supreme Court Administrative Directors
|Administrative Director||Years of Service||Law School||Chief Justice Served|
|Stephanie E. Hess (Interim)||May 2021 - present||Capital University||Maureen O'Connor|
|Jeffrey C. Hagler||July 2019 – May 2021||University of Texas||Maureen O’Connor|
|Stephanie E. Hess (Interim)||September 2018 – July 2019||Capital University||Maureen O’Connor|
|Michael L. Buenger||January 2015 – September 2018||St. Louis University||Maureen O’Connor|
|Mindi L. Wells (Interim)||April 2014 – January 2015||Ohio Northern University||Maureen O’Connor|
|Steven C. Hollon||March 1999 – April 2014||Ohio Northern University||Maureen O’Connor
Thomas J. Moyer
|Stephan W. Stover||January 1987 – March 1999||Washington University, St. Louis||Thomas J. Moyer|
|Louis C. Damiani||April 1983 – December 1986||Cleveland-Marshall||Frank D. Celebrezze|
|Coit H. Gilbert||September 1976 – April 1983||Franklin University||Frank D. Celebrezze
Robert E. Leach
C. William O’Neill
|William D. Radcliff||November 1963 – September 1976||Ohio Northern University||C. William O’Neill
|John W. McMillan*||February 1956 – November 1963||Cleveland-Marshall||Kingsley Taft
Carl V. Weygandt
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 7th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3431
Interim Administrative Director:
Stephanie E. Hess, Esq.