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Position of Chief Operations Officer (COO) created at Teachers’

The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has its first Chief Operations Officer (COO).

Ron Mock, President and Chief Executive Officer, today announced that Rosemarie McClean has been promoted to the new role of COO, effective November 1, 2014.  She will be responsible for leading and coordinating all of Teachers' key operational activities:  Information Technology, Enterprise Project Management and Investment Finance Operations.

Ms. McClean joined Teachers' in 1986, rising through the ranks to the position of Senior Vice-President, Member Services, and a member of the executive team.

Under her leadership, the Member Services Division developed innovative solutions that dramatically improved the speed, range and quality of client services. She introduced award-winning programs, including web-based retirement planning tools that provide members with immediate access to personal pension information.

Ms. McClean serves on the boards of Heartland Dental Care and the Alberta Pensions Services Corporation. In 2008, she was recognized by Women's Executive Network as one of Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women.

Ms. McClean holds a BA in Economics from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She holds a CMA designation and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Ms. McClean's successor as Senior Vice-President, Member Services, will be announced in the coming weeks.

About Teachers'

With $140.8 billion in net assets as of December 31, 2013, the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is the largest single-profession pension plan in Canada.  An independent organization, it invests the pension fund's assets and administers the defined benefit pensions of 307,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario. For more information, including our annual reports from 2013 and previous years, visit  Follow us on Twitter @OtppInfo