Beacon Journal staff
Summit County Executive Russ Pry has appointed Deborah Matz as the new county law director. She began her new job Monday.
Matz has served as a magistrate for the county Domestic Relation Court for the past 10 years and as a judicial attorney for Common Pleas Court prior to that. Her work history also includes serving as a property manager with Ameritrust Co. NA (formerly Society Bank).
She has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Kent State University with a double major in finance and real estate. She also has a master's degree in accounting and a law degree from the University of Akron.
''Deb Matz brings a wide range of knowledge and experience to this office,'' Pry said in a prepared statement. ''We are fortunate to find an individual who not only has all the qualifications to do the job, but is also dedicated to serving our community.''
Matz has been an active volunteer on various committees of the Akron Bar Association, recently finished her term as president of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Summit and Medina Counties, and is a member of the Community Aids Network Board. She is also a member of the board of trustees for the University of Akron School of Law Alumni Association.
''I look forward to continuing my service to the citizens of Summit County and I am honored to be working with Executive Pry and his staff,'' she said.
She replaces Rick Dobbins, who retired from the county.