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About OPERS

OPERS Board of Trustees

The OPERS Board of Trustees — the governing body of the system — is responsible for the administration and management of OPERS. The board meets monthly to review and formulate policies concerning the members, contributors and benefit recipients of OPERS, and the OPERS office staff. Members of the OPERS Board of Trustees are elected to four-year terms. While elected by a specific group, all members of the Board of Trustees have a fiduciary duty to act SOLELY in the interest of ALL MEMBERS of the system, not just those that elected them.

The board members also authorize the investments made with the system's funds. They receive no compensation for their service to OPERS, but they are reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred while serving the system.

Chris Mabe - Representative for State Employees Chris Mabe
Board Chair Representative for State Employees
Ken Thomas - Representative for Municipal Employees Ken Thomas
Vice Chair Representative for Municipal Employees
Julie Albers - Representative for County Employees Julie Albers Representative for County Employees
Kathleen Madden - Director, Department of Administrative Services Kathleen Madden Director, Department of Administrative Services
Randy Desposity - Representative for Non-teaching College/University Employees Randy Desposito Representative for Non-teaching College/University Employees
James Kunk - Governor Appointed Investment Expert James Kunk Governor Appointed Investment Expert
Open - Representative for Miscellaneous Employees Open Representative for Miscellaneous Employees
Tim Steitz Tim Steitz Representative for Retirees
James Tilling - General Assembly Appointed Investment Expert James Tilling General Assembly Appointed Investment Expert
Steve Toth - Representative for Retirees Steve Toth Representative for Retirees
Richard Hollington, Jr. - Treasurer Appointed Investment Expert Richard Hollington, Jr. Treasurer Appointed Investment Expert