Wyoming Retirement System executive heading home to Denver

Thomas Williams was appointed to the board of the $1.9 billion Denver Employees Retirement Plan, effective immediately, confirmed Steven Hutt, executive director.

Mr. Williams is currently the executive director of the $6.5 billion Wyoming Retirement System, Cheyenne, and is leaving the pension fund at the end of August to pursue other opportunities.

Mr. Williams is a resident of the Denver area and will serve a six-year term on the five-member board, ending Jan. 1, 2019. Mr. Williams was also a finalist last year in the search for a new executive director at the $40 billion Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association, Denver.

“I think he'll be great,” Mr. Hutt said in a telephone interview. “He's obviously way up on the learning curve for public pension plans.”

Mr. Williams could not be reached by press time.