Thomas E. Flanigan was named CIO at the $4.5 billion Orange County Employees Retirement System, Santa Ana, Calif., effective in September, said Keith Bozarth, executive director. Mr. Flanigan replaces Farouki Majeed, who left in mid-March to join the $50.8 billion Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, Columbus, as assistant director of investments. Most recently, Mr. Flanigan was senior vice president of institutional marketing at American General Investment Management, where there are no plans at the present to replace him, according to a spokesman.
Mr. Flanigan was CIO of the California State Teachers Retirement System, Sacramento, until 1997, when his contract was not renewed. He also was CIO of the $22 billion Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, Hartford, for seven weeks in late 2000 before he was dismissed by state Treasurer Denise L. Nappier in a public dispute.