Karen Huey joined the Ohio Department of Public Safety in January 2019 as the Assistant Director. Huey was previously at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) for four years serving as the Assistant Superintendent. As the Assistant Superintendent, she was responsible for the day-to-day management of the statewide law enforcement agency, management of BCI personnel, policy initiatives, legislative and operations while supervising the directors and special agents in charge of the major divisions, including the Forensic Crime Laboratories, the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) and the Criminal Identification Unit. While at BCI, she participated in numerous working groups and established the Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System Advisory Board.
Huey has nearly 25 years of experience in state government. Throughout her career, she has served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Director of the Office of Criminal Justice Services, Liaison to Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Human Services for the Ohio Governor’s Office, Chief of Staff/Chief Legal Counsel for the Ohio Auditor of State, Assistant Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce and Director of Enforcement for the Ohio Casino Control Commission.
Huey received her Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from The Ohio State University and her Juris Doctor from Capital Law School.