PORTLAND, OR—Ball Janik LLP is pleased to announce that Heather Oden, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed to the Multiple Sclerosis Society Board of Directors, Oregon and SW Washington Chapter. Oden is an integral member of Ball Janik’s leadership team; she oversees operations for three offices in the Pacific Northwest and the Southeast United States. Her leadership is widely regarded internally and externally among fellow C-suite executives throughout the legal industry.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society was founded in 1946 by Sylvia Lawry to cure multiple sclerosis and assist those afflicted with the disease. Over the accompanying 76-years, the society has spearheaded cutting-edge medical research and advancement, community outreach programs, political advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that empower people, and their families, with multiple sclerosis.
As the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, Oden oversees the full gamut of the firm’s business operations — Finance and Accounting, Marketing, Facilities, IT, and HR. She sits on the firm’s Management Committee and Compensation Committee, and her overarching goal is to maximize the value and profitability of the firm. Oden is also a member of the Association of Legal Administrators, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium. Oden has a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University.