Contact Governmental Relations

Legislators can contact a Governmental Relations staff member at the numbers below or send a message using the contact form.

Photo of Marla Bump, Director — Governmental Relations.
Marla Bump — Director, Governmental Relations 614‑227‑4012

Marla Bump is the director of STRS Ohio governmental relations. She joined STRS Ohio in 2001 and assumed her director position in 2013. Prior to her STRS Ohio career, Marla was a lobbyist for a statewide professional organization. She also spent six years working in the Ohio Senate during and following her graduation from The Ohio State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree.

Photo of Anne Erkman, Assistant Director — Governmental Relations.
Anne Erkman — Assistant Director, Governmental Relations 614‑227‑2983

Anne Erkman is the assistant director of STRS Ohio governmental relations, a position she has held since 2013. Prior to that, Anne worked as a research attorney at the Ohio Retirement Study Council. She earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana and a Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University.

Send a Message to an STRS Ohio Governmental Relations Representative

Please use the form below to send a message directly to STRS Ohio’s Governmental Relations staff. For questions about your STRS Ohio account, retirement benefits or the health care program, you can contact an STRS Ohio member service representative by completing the member contact form. Thank you.

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