Ohio Tuition Trust Authority
Executive Director

Executive Director Timothy C. Gorell 

Timothy C. Gorrell

As executive director of the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority, Tim Gorrell is responsible for leading the agency and its 35 employees, recommending and implementing the investment strategy as approved by an 11-member OTTA investment board, and managing the overall operations of Ohio’s 529 College Savings Program.

Prior to joining the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority Tim served as a Deputy Inspector General for the State of Ohio and Director, Ohio Department of Veterans Services. Gorrell is a retired US Army Colonel. Throughout his military career, he served in such senior positions as Chief of Staff to the Commander of the U.S. Third Army in Kuwait and as the Military Assistant/Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment at the Pentagon. His service spanned the globe.

He is a native of Toronto, Ohio, and received his undergraduate degree in education from The University of Akron. He holds master’s degrees in history and strategic studies from the University of Monmouth and the U.S. Army War College, respectively.

He and his wife, Lisa, reside in Powell, Ohio, and are the parents of two daughters.

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