Denise DePalma was appointed DAS Interim Chief Legal Counsel in August 2022.
She joined DAS in February 2021 as Deputy State Chief Human Resources Officer within the DAS State Human Resources Division, assisting state agencies with their human resources functions. Denise began her career in public service with the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office Civil Division in 2004, where she advised county elected officials and agencies. She was previously an associate attorney in the labor and employment section of a local law firm and has experience as a director of human resources and in-house legal counsel.
Denise earned a bachelor's degree in English and Juris doctorate from The Ohio State University.