COLUMBUS — Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor named Jillian Froment the Department’s Deputy Director. Froment is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Department. Froment previously served the Department as the Assistant Director/Chief Administrative Officer and was responsible for fiscal, human resources, information technology, communications and consumer affairs.
“Jillian has established herself as a leader in our agency and I look forward to working with her in this new capacity,” Taylor said. “Her skills and experience will be an invaluable asset to the Department of Insurance.”
Froment has more than 14 years of public sector and executive experience with a reputation for streamlining organizations and realizing operational efficiencies. She came to the Department from the City of Marysville where she was the City Administrator and was responsible for the smooth and efficient management of all municipal services and more than 150 employees. Under Froment’s leadership, the city developed a culture of active community engagement, strategic planning and fiscal responsibility.
Prior to that, she was the first Executive Director for the eTech Ohio Commission, an agency created under her leadership as she consolidated two separate state agencies to more efficiently serve Ohio’s citizens. Additionally, Froment has served as the Assistant Deputy Director and General Counsel in the Office of Collective Bargaining and as a compliance officer for the Ohio Department of Youth Services.
Froment is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, West Virginia Bar Association, and Union County Bar Association. She is a board member of Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX), a non-profit organization assisting girls in developing the skills to deal with the social, personal, and academic issues of adolescence.
Froment earned a Juris Doctorate from Capital University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from The Ohio State University.
She and her husband, Kevin Potter, reside in Marysville.