Betty Ann Kane was named executive director of the $2 billion District of Columbia Retirement Board, effective Nov. 4. She replaces Jorge Morales, who will retire. Mr. Morales did not return several calls seeking comment. Ms. Kane is a former chairwoman of the pension funds board of trustees and a former member of the District of Columbia council.
Her government relations lobbying firm, Betty Ann Kane & Co., will shut down, Ms. Kane said.