James Maynard was named secretary and treasurer of the Georgia Firefighters Pension Fund, Decatur, the chief investment official overseeing the plans $450 million in investments. He assumed the post Monday. Mr. Maynard replaces John C. Kilpatrick Jr., who left late last year.
Mr. Maynard started his own consulting and marketing firm, Sagewood Group, specializing in alternative investments for pension fund and other clients. Prior to that, he was director of trust investments of BellSouth Corp., Atlanta.
"I had a desire to get back to the plan sponsor side, he said.