Tretter, 29, is set to hold the position for the next two years.
The Browns center beat out Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Sam Acho and New York Giants defensive back Michael Thomas.
— NFLPA (@NFLPA) March 10, 2020
Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Russell Okung dropped out as a candidate before the vote.
Atlanta Falcons center Alex Mack was voted as the NFLPA’s treasurer.
The members elected to the NFLPA’s executive committee were: Thomas, Acho, New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, New England Patriots tight end Ben Watson, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell, Buffalo Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcom Jenkins and Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard.
Tretter replaces Eric Winston, the former offensive lineman who held the job for six years.
Winston can no longer hold the position because he was not on an NFL roster last year.
Tretter is set to work with NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, who faces reelection in 2021.
The Browns’ starting center for the past three seasons has a degree in industrial labor relations from Cornell.
Tretter enters his eighth NFL season in 2020.
Before his tenure with the Browns, Tretter was a fourth-round pick in 2013 of the Green Bay Packers.
Tretter attempted to educate his fellow players on the intricacies of the proposed collective bargaining agreement, which voting is ongoing.
“Players: We are preparing to vote on a CBA that most of us will play under for the rest of our careers,” Tretter tweeted on March 4. “Before you decide whether you’re for or against it, please get informed. Read up on it, talk to your player director/rep, send me questions, etc. Get as much info as you can.”
Players: We are preparing to vote on a CBA that most of us will play under for the rest of our careers. Before you decide whether you’re for or against it, please get informed. Read up on it, talk to your player director/rep, send me questions, etc. Get as much info as you can. https://t.co/ivO7phEFdf
— JC Tretter (@JCTretter) March 4, 2020
Tretter’s stance on the proposed CBA is unknown, according to NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo.
“New NFLPA president J.C. Tretter’s platform didn’t focus on his personal views of the proposed CBA that players are voting on, I’m told,” NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero tweeted. “Rather, Tretter focused on unity and moving forward either way — with a deal through 2030, or a new fight ahead.”
New NFLPA president J.C. Tretter's platform didn't focus on his personal views of the proposed CBA that players are voting on, I'm told.
Rather, Tretter focused on unity and moving forward either way — with a deal through 2030, or a new fight ahead.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 10, 2020
Before the 2019 season, Tretter signed a three-three-year contract worth $32.5 million, including $23 million guaranteed.
While Tretter’s contract is through the 2022 season, the Browns have a potential out with him in 2021.
The NFLPA extended the voting window on the potential new CBA to 11:59 p.m. ET Saturday.