Matt Damschroder was appointed interim director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) by Gov. Mike DeWine in March 2021 and was named permanent director in July 2021.
No stranger to the important work at ODJFS, Matt and his wife have been foster parents and have two adopted children. He understands how adoption and foster care can change a child's life – and the lives of the adoptive and foster parents!
Prior to joining ODJFS, Matt served as director of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) since January 2019. While at DAS, he brought a focus of customer service to the agency. Under his direction, there was a renewed effort to provide innovative and secure technology through the Office of Information Technology and its InnovateOhio Platform. He also focused on customer-centric improvements to the State's procurement functions and helped further Gov. DeWine's efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in State government, including making the State of Ohio a model employer for individuals with disabilities.