Protect Ohio Pensions, Inc.
132 Dorchester Square S STE 101
Westerville, OH 43081
Bill Winegarner, a business management consultant, was hired by the 1992 P.E.R.I. board of directors to rescue it from its previous 5 years of steep decline in membership, revenue and legislative effectiveness.
* Leslie D. (Les) Foor, our founding Chairman, was a 20 year legislative advocate involved in the protection of Ohio's defined benefit pensions. Sadly he passed away unexpectedly in May of 2016.
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William I. Winegarner
Under Mr. Winegarner’s leadership (1993-2015), membership grew from 20,000 to 63,000, the balance sheet from $350,000 to $2, 300,000, and the association’s legislative effectiveness became one of the most respected and successful in Ohio.
He resigned his position with P.E.R.I. in order to establish a much needed super-advocacy association consisting of retirees and current working members from each of Ohio's five defined benefit pension systems.
Starting the first of January of 2016, he, along with Leslie D. Foor*, began the process of incorporating Protect Ohio Pensions.