Since 2011 Maureen O’Connor has served as Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court and is the first woman to lead the Ohio judicial branch. Serving as Justice in the Ohio Supreme Court since 2003 when she became the sixth woman to join the court and gave the court its first-ever female majority, O’Connor has been elected for two additional terms and is active in national judicial organizations. Serving as Ohio’s Lieutenant Governor for one term, she was named Director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety and as Chair of Ohio’s Security Task Force and the State Building Security Review Committee. Prior to her statewide service, O’Connor was Prosecuting Attorney in Summit County and a Judge in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas. A graduate of Seton Hill College, she received her law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.