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Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Executive Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) members are committed to administering PERS, the agency, in alignment with its core values and operating principles, in order to best fulfill its strategic direction and honor its mission.

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Kevin Olineck

Position: Director

Kevin Olineck was appointed Director of the Public Employees Retirement System on July 16, 2018. He also serves as an ex-officio member of the Oregon Investment Council.

As PERS’ Director, Olineck leads an organization of approximately 440 team members who administer one of the most complex public retirement systems in the country. PERS serves over 393,000 current and former public employees for over 900 public sector employers.

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Yvette Elledge-Rhodes

Position: Deputy Director

Yvette Elledge-Rhodes is the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Deputy Director and has been with the agency since 1989.

As PERS’ Deputy Director, Elledge-Rhodes ensures that the agency is making progress on key initiatives ranging from new legislation implementation to strategic goals.

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Jordan Masanga

Position: Chief Information Officer

Jordan Masanga is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of PERS, the agency. As CIO, Masanga is responsible for the vision, strategic direction, policy development, and management of the Information Services Division.

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Sam Paris

Position: Chief Operations Officer

Sam Paris is the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System’s Chief Operations Officer, providing direction to the four sections and two programs within the division: Member Services, Data Services, Benefit Preparation, Calculations, the Oregon Savings Growth Program, and the PERS Health Insurance Plan.

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Jason Stanley

Position: Chief Compliance, Audit, and Risk Officer

Jason Stanley has worked for Oregon PERS since 2006. He currently serves as the Chief Compliance, Audit, and Risk Officer. In this role, Stanley oversees areas that are key to the agency’s success through risk identification and management as well as monitoring for compliance.

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Richard Horsford

Position: Chief Financial Officer

Richard Horsford has been the Chief Financial Officer of PERS since July of 2019. As such, Horsford provides executive oversight of the accounting, budgeting, internal actuarial support, and financial reporting functions at PERS.