Executive Director


Harry Kamdar, M.B.A.

Executive Director,

Ohio State Dental Board


Director Kamdar has over 20 years of management and leadership experience with the State of Ohio.  During his tour of duty, he has held a broad array of positions including Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent of juvenile correctional facilities; Chief of Accreditation and Audits; Business Transformation Manager; Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Director, to name just a few.  He is an avid champion of excellence in customer service and maximizing return on investment for the taxpayers of Ohio.  As a servant leader, Director Kamdar has found unique ways to build bridges with stakeholders and consumers, for the greater good of all.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree and M.B.A. from Franklin University as a full-time working student while supporting his parents.  As a son of immigrants, Director Kamdar has overcome significant hurdles and challenges through faith, patriotism, perseverance, dedication, strong work ethic and relentless pursuit of excellence.  Director Kamdar is the recipient of the 2013 Governor’s Award for Excellence. During his spare time, he embraces lifelong learning, giving back to the community, family activities and following the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. Director Kamdar resides in the Columbus metropolitan area with his wife and son.