Enos Throop Jr. was appointed director of investments for the United Mine Workers of America Health & Retirement Funds. He replaces Charles S. Stephens, who retired earlier this year.
Mr. Throop was senior investment adviser at the UMWA Health & Retirement Funds.
Barbara Bigelow, director of fiscal affairs for Northampton County, Pa., probably will leave her post in January. Ms. Bigelow oversees the $155 million Easton-based employees' retirement fund. She cites a change in the county's administration, scheduled to take place at the beginning of the year, as the reason for her departure. She has not yet made public her future plans.
Her successor has not yet been named.
John Strauss will retire from Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss at the end of January. Mr. Strauss, who was one of four founders of the firm, will not be directly replaced, said co-founder Tim Hanley. During the past year, Mr. Strauss' accounts gradually have been transferred to other staff, Mr. Hanley said