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PSERS 2022 Retiree Board Member Election

PSERS is holding an election for the Board Trustee seat representing annuitants and Class DC participants receiving distributions. The Retiree Board Member will serve a three-year term on the Board beginning January 1, 2023.

Ballots were mailed on Oct. 31, 2022, for the Retiree Board Member seat.  Voting ends at 5:00 pm EST on December 6, 2022 and the results will be announced during the regularly scheduled Board meeting on December 16, 2022.

If you are an annuitant or a Class DC participant receiving distributions and have not received or misplaced your ballot, please contact:

YES Elections:

Help Desk email:
Telephone: 1-866-384-9978

You may also contact PSERS Election Coordinator:
Laura Vitale

The three candidates, as they appear on the ballot, are:

  • Susan C. Lemmo. Mrs. Lemmo retired from the Curwensville Area School District after 31 years. She holds a BFA from IUP, and an MFA from PSU.  Mrs. Lemmo has represented active certified PSERS members since 2014.  She earned the Certified Public Pension Trustee accreditation from the Pennsylvania Association of Public Employees Retirement Systems (PAPERS) and has served as Treasurer of CCEJC Central Labor Council since 2005.  Mrs. Lemmo resides in Clearfield with her husband, Randy.  She was active in PSEA as local and region president, serving on the PSEA Board of Directors and the PSEA PACE Board.  She also owns several small businesses.
  • James P. Hoover. Dr. Hoover is a retired teacher, assistant principal and principal/technology coordinator, and was the Chief Executive Officer at the Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School, where he had full profit/loss responsibility.  He earned a B.S. in Education, Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Business Administration, a Doctorate in Education, and completed his PA Principal and Superintendent certification.  He currently operates a tax and financial consulting practice, serves on two HOA boards, and completed coursework to qualify for the Certified Financial Planner designation.  He received the National PTA's Lifetime Achievement Award.  Dr. Hoover and his wife of 46 years like to travel.
  • Russell James Diesinger. Mr. Diesinger is a retired teacher from Reading School District where he taught government, economics, and criminal justice.  His background includes experience as PASR president-elect, PASR VP, PSBA region director, VP of the Reading Education Association, and PSEA County PACE chair.  He served as Board member, VP, and curriculum chair at Exeter Township School District for 16 years, where his responsibilities included oversight of a $75M annual budget.  He served 4 terms as a member on the Berks Career and Technology Center Board, and currently serves as PASR Finance Committee Chair.  Mr. Diesinger has four adult children and eight grandchildren.