Fran Elson-Houston is the chief deputy state sealer for the Division of Weights & Measures, and is responsible for overseeing fair weighing and measuring standards in Ohio. Elson-Houston has been employed with ODA's Division of Weights & Measures since 2000, when she served as administrative assistant to the chief. She was appointed chief of the division in 2008. Prior to joining ODA, she was a grant writer/administrator for the Ohio Department of Development and a Licensure Specialist for the Ohio Respiratory Care Board.
She is a member of the National Conference on Weights & Measures (NCWM) where she currently serves as chair of the Central Weights & Measures Association and serves on the National Weights & Measures Credentialing Committee. She has also served as past chair of the NCWM Retail Motor Fuel Dispenser Workgroup, past chair of the Professional Development Committee for the Central Weights & Measures Association, and is a current member of the International Society of Weights & Measures and the American Society for Testing and Materials.
Elson-Houston holds a Business Administration degree and is also a Certified Business Analyst for the State of Ohio. She also currently serves on the Quality Assurance Technical Advisory Board at Columbus State Community College.