The SERS Leadership Team is committed to administering the direction set by the Board of Trustees and is responsible for day-to-day operations of the system.[Read More...]
Lisa J. Morris was named the Executive Director of the SERS in October 2010. Morris had fulfilled the duties of Interim Executive Director since the retirement of James R. Winfree in April 2010.
With this appointment, Morris became just the sixth Executive Director since the System’s founding in 1937. Her duties include maintaining external relations with the legislature, the governor’s office, advocacy groups, member employers, active members, and retirees, as well as managing the plan’s day-to-day operations under the direction of the Retirement Board.
Morris joined SERS as Deputy Executive Director in 2004. She was instrumental in leading the staff in SERS’ Strategic Planning and Change-Ready Culture Initiatives over the past three years.
Before joining SERS, Morris spent more than 20 years in public sector management and leadership, including several years as Ohio’s chief mining regulator and also as director of Ohio’s clean water programs. This public service followed several years in the private practice of law in civil litigation. Throughout most of her career, Morris has also been active in animal welfare and community service.
Morris received an undergraduate degree in history from the College of Wooster and a juris doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Helen Ninos joined SERS as the Deputy Executive Director in 2011. She is responsible for the administration of SERS’ Member Services, Health Care, Finance, Information Technology, Administration, and Human Resources departments. SERS has a staff of approximately 175 people.
Ninos was previously employed at the Office of the Ohio Attorney General where she worked as Chief Operating Officer – Human Resources and Chief of Workers Compensation, Chief of Civil Rights, Assistant Chief of Civil Rights, and Labor Counsel. In addition, she has served as the Chief Operating Officer at United Way of Central Ohio, Chief of Staff at the Columbus City Attorney’s Office, and Associate General Counsel for Employment and Human Resources at The Ohio State University.
She earned her BA in Political Science from West Virginia University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law.
Her community involvement includes serving as President of the Franklin County Developmental Disabilities Board. In her capacity at the Attorney General’s Office, she served as Secretary of the Central Benefits Foundation Board and was a member of the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls.
The term of the office for elected members is four years and begins on July 1.[Read More...]