Donna L. Nappier was appointed assistant city treasurer and assistant secretary of the pension commission by Hartford (Conn.) Treasurer Kathleen E. Palm. Ms. Nappier replaced Shelly R. Shepard, who retired. In a news release, Ms. Palm said Ms. Nappier would focus on the $1 billion City of Hartford Municipal Employees' Retirement Fund. Ms. Nappier had been deputy director of administration at the Hartford Housing Authority; she was laid off earlier this year, according to a published report. She is the sister of Connecticut Treasurer Denise L. Nappier.