Ruth (McNeil) Edmonds
Church Relations Director
Ruth is a community relations network professional and government servant leader.
She came to CCV following a successful tenure as Community Relations Director in the office of
Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo. There she was responsible for employee and community
engagement as well as managing the office’s brand marketing communications.
Prior to being recruited to the Auditor’s office, Ruth worked in the Government Law Group at the
corporate law firm Ice Miller, LLP where she partnered with a bipartisan team of government relation
professionals providing advocacy for corporate clients with government procurement; economic
development projects; and legislative and regulatory issues.
During Ohio Governor Bob Taft’s administration, Ruth served in the office of Faith Based and Community
Initiatives managing the state’s Compassion Capital Project building capacity for community-serving non-
profit organizations. In the office of U.S. Congresswoman Deborah Pryce, Ruth was the Community
Outreach Coordinator engaging and building partnership collaborations with community stakeholders.
Ruth has been recognized with awards from community non-profits Wright Choice, Inc., Upper Arlington
Chamber of Commerce and New Directions Career Center for her community partner relations, was
elected to lead the Columbus NAACP as president and served in ministry leadership at her former church.
She earned her undergraduate degree in Communications from Denison University, Paralegal certification
from Capital University Law School and certificate in public and non-profit leadership from the John
Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.
Ruth supports healthy communities, promotes good government and reinforces principles of character,
ethics, and integrity in her lifestyle. She is the mother of two young adult daughters, and mentors and
disciples women in their faith walk. She and her husband live in Upper Arlington, Ohio and are members of Columbus Christian Center Church.