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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
Term ends: 12/31/22
Ken Thomas - Representative for Municipal Employees Ken Thomas
Vice Chair Representative for
Municipal Employees
Term ends: 12/31/22
Julie Albers - Representative for County Employees Julie Albers Representative for
County Employees
Term ends: 12/31/25
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 Term ends: 12/31/22
James Kunk - Governor Appointed Investment Expert James Kunk Governor Appointed
Investment Expert
Term ends: 09/27/24
Representative for Miscellaneous Employees Stewart Smith Representative for
Miscellaneous Employees
Term ends: 12/31/25
Tim Steitz Tim Steitz Representative for
Retirees
Term ends: 12/31/25
James Tilling - General Assembly Appointed Investment Expert James Tilling General Assembly Appointed Investment Expert Term ends: 11/04/24
Steve Toth - Representative for Retirees Steve Toth Representative for
Retirees
Term ends: 12/31/22
Scott Richter - Treasurer Appointed Investment Expert Scott Richter Treasurer Appointed
Investment Expert
Term ends: 01/01/25