(April 3, 2018) OPERS retirees have elected a new trustee to fill the vacancy created by the passing of John Maurer last fall. Timothy C. Steitz of Powell, Ohio was elected over two other candidates, Ron Alexander of Fairfield County and Charlene Powell of Geauga County. Mr. Steitz is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Chartered Market Technician (CMT). He grew up in Lisbon, Ohio and graduated from Kent State University (BBA) and the University of Akron (MBA). He brings more than 25 years’ experience with OPERS and SERS in a variety of investment related positions. Mr. Steitz election will be certified by the Ohio Secretary of State and by a vote of the OPERS Board of Trustees later this month. It is expected that Mr. Steitz will be formally seated at the May meeting of the OPERS Board of Trustees. We are pleased to welcome Mr. Steitz, a member of PERI, to his new role representing OPERS retirees.