Four to run uncontested for Board

No election to be held; unopposed trustees begin new terms in 2019

By Michael Pramik, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

Aug. 15, 2018 – Four current OPERS trustees are running unopposed for their seats in this year’s Board election and thus will begin new, four-year terms in January.

OPERS certified the candidates for the 2018 Board of Trustees election at this week’s Board meeting. Because all are unopposed, there will not be an election this year.

The following current trustees will begin new terms in 2019:

  • Randy Desposito, representing college/university employees
  • Christopher Mabe, representing state employees
  • Ken Thomas, representing municipal employees
  • Steve Toth, representing retirees

Michael Pramik

Michael Pramik is communication strategist for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and editor of the PERSpective blog. As an experienced business journalist, he clarifies complex pension policies and helps members make smart choices to secure their retirement.

Michael Pramik

Communication Strategist

4 thoughts on “Four to run uncontested for Board

  • August 15, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    OPERS investment decisions concerns me. Should be investing for the long term. Hedge funds generally are not long term investments, plus fees are exhorbitant. Wish there were fewer hedge fund investments.

    • August 31, 2018 at 2:10 pm

      OPERS invests for the long-term, and one of our key investment principles is diversification to mitigate risk. More information on OPERS’ investment plans and policies can be found on our website at:

      Julie, OPERS

  • September 13, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Where can I see the OPERS investments and the investment and or management fees paid?


Leave a Reply

We encourage your comments on the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System’s PERSpective blog. We can’t respond to every comment. Please be aware that we review all comments before they’re posted, and we reserve the right to edit, not publish or remove any comment that in our sole discretion does not further the purpose of the blog. For further details, please see our Comments Policy.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *