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OPERS Welcomes New Deputy Executive Director

Paul Thompson has been named the OPERS Deputy Executive Director. “Paul brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this position, and we are thrilled to have him in this leadership role,” says Joe Fox, OPERS Executive Director.

As the agency moves forward in advancing more efficient operations, improving underlying technology and practices, applying best practices to protect your investments, and providing easy access to information about retirement, Paul will be an invaluable leader making sure these projects are on track and completed.

Paul has over 20 years of experience working in the public sector in higher education and state government. Paul is in his second stint with OPERS, having started with OPERS in 2006 as a systems analyst charged with modernizing several outdated technology systems. He returned to OPERS in 2015 as the director of information technology.

Paul has a Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University, a Master of Education from the University of Oklahoma, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma. He has 15 years of experience in management and leadership positions. Paul has focused his career on project management, strategic planning, employee development, and organizational design and change management.

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