Delaney Departs OPERS to Lead OCERS

November 19, 2007 ( - The Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) has selected Steve J. Delaney as its new Chief Executive Officer.

As CEO, Delaney will lead a staff of 57 full-time employees in the administration of the $8 billion public pension fund. He will oversee all areas of the pension fund, including investments, legal, financial, administrative services, communications, information technology and member services.

Delaney comes to OCERS from the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System, where he serves as Deputy Director. He began his career at the public pension system in 1992 as a Retirement Counselor, going on to serve as Supervisor of the Employer Relations Unit (1994-1998) and Administrator of the Policy Planning and Legislative Analysis Division (1998-2004) before assuming the Deputy Director post in 2005.

He will assume his new post on January 2, 2008.

OCERS provides retirement, death and survivor benefits to more than 36,500 local public employees and their families.