The University Pension Plan is appointing Kathy Johnson as chief engagement and strategy officer and Andrew Naples as senior director of engagement.

Johnson will lead the teams responsible for the UPP’s strategic planning, outreach and relationship-building programs with the university sector. She previously served as executive director of the University of Toronto’s faculty association and prior to that role, she worked at the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

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Reporting to Johnson, Naples will oversee engagement strategies and help lead government relations in support of the UPP’s policy priorities. He was most recently the chief of staff and corporate secretary at the Council of Ontario Universities. Prior to that role, he held various positions at Queen’s University.

“[The] UPP was created to bring enhanced retirement security to the full Ontario university sector,” said Barbara Zvan, president and chief executive officer of the UPP, in a press release. “We’re thrilled to welcome two seasoned leaders with deep expertise and knowledge of the university sector to lead this important work.”

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