Barbara Avard will join the $190 million Charlotte (N.C.) Firefighters Retirement System as administrator on Dec. 8. She replaces Merle Wilkins, who left in June. Ms. Avard will leave her position later this month as director of finance for the city of East Hartford, Conn., where she oversees the $150 million pension fund. Her replacement is still being sought.
Deborah H. Miller, formerly with Batterymarch Financial, joined Santander Global Advisors as head of quantitative research, a new position. At Batterymarch, she was responsible for creating and managing the value models for all developed international equity markets and was a senior portfolio manager. Her position there has not yet been filled