Former Franklin County Auditor
CEO, Ai5 Solutions, LLC.
Board Member: Government Leaders
Clarence Mingo’s life and career have been about service to his country and his community.
A veteran of the United States Army, Clarence answered the call to service and served honorably with the coalition forces that liberated Kuwait during the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
Upon his return, Clarence attended The Ohio State University where he earned his undergraduate and law degree in a little more than five years. He then re-focused his commitment to service to his community as an attorney in private practice, helping to protect those citizens most in need. Franklin County courts frequently appointed Clarence to serve as a Guardian ad Litem (child advocate), representing the interests of children in abuse, neglect and divorce cases.
He also enlisted in the Legal Aid Society of Columbus’ Neighborhood Service’s project. In this capacity, Clarence was one of three attorneys who represented indigent county residents with legal issues involving housing, public benefits, civil protective orders, and custody matters. He also fought for funding in an effort to expand and further develop the project’s reach and influence on the indigent population in Columbus, Ohio.
In 2007, the late Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, Thomas J. Moyer, appointed Clarence as a commissioner in the Ohio Court of Claims. Clarence served as one of seven commissioners with statewide appellate jurisdiction in victims of crime cases.
In 2009, Clarence was appointed as Franklin County Auditor. In 2010, Franklin County voters awarded him a full four-year term. In 2011, Governor John Kasich appointed Clarence to serve on Ohio’s Lottery Commission. In 2014, Auditor Mingo was featured by MSNBC as a “Rising Leader” in the state of Ohio.
As Auditor, Clarence aided by a support staff of nearly 200 ensured that Franklin County residents received uncommon public service in fiscal, real estate and consumer protection services. Additionally, Clarence served as the Chief Administrator of Franklin County’s Data Center and oversaw the agency’s modernization and introduction to cyber security and project management.
Clarence and his wife Angela married in 1992. They are the proud parents of Annalise and Ava Mingo. The family resides in New Albany, Ohio and look forward to greater opportunities for service.