COLUMBUS, Ohio - In a news release put out on Tuesday by the Ohio High School Athletic Association, its Board of Directors announced the appointment of Dr. Kimberlee Kiehl as its new Chief Operating Officer.
"We are excited to have Dr. Kiehl join the OHSAA," said Jeff Cassella, president of the Board of Directors and Athletic Administrator at Mentor High School. “She has broad experience and a solid track record of leadership in the operations of non-profit institutions that support an educational purpose. Throughout her career, she has been responsible for everything from program development to revenue growth, volunteer services to building partnerships. She will serve our members well.”
Kiehl comes to the OHSAA after holding a number of previous roles, including Executive Director of the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center in Washington, D.C.
Kiehl, who earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Penn State University, was also the Director of the Museum of Ohio Project at the Ohio History Connection, creating the popular "Ohio - Champion of Sports" exhibit.
Kiehl was also a tenured faculty member at The Ohio State University for 10 years, and served two stints with the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, most recently as Senior Vice President of Experience and Operations.
“I am excited to join this group of dedicated professionals to bring rich and rewarding athletic experiences to Ohio’s students,” said Dr. Kiehl. “Ohio has a rich history of sports and the work of the OHSAA is a vital part of that history.”