Laurie Warner was named acting executive director of the $37 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Salem. Ms. Warner will serve until trustees name a permanent replacement for Jim Voytko, who resigned Oct. 30. Ms. Warner was the facilities division administrator for the state's Department of Administrative Services. In his resignation letter, Mr. Voytko cited differences with the new board of trustees, whose terms began in September. "Though the board's collective involvement with PERS has been brief, it is clear there are differences between us regarding management initiatives and the strategic direction they support," he wrote.
The Department of Administrative Services will handle the search for the system's new executive director and will use an executive search firm, said Cindy Becker, assistant director of the department.