Diann Howland was named director of pensions for the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee under its new chairman, Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyo. Ms. Howland returns to Capitol Hill after a year as vice president of retirement policy at the American Benefits Council, Washington. Before that, she was pensions adviser to Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. "She is not only a talented professional but also a very warm, funny and thoughtful person who all of us at the council enjoy having as a colleague," said James A. Klein, president of the group representing large plan sponsors. "While we decide how best to proceed at the council, we are privileged to have a terrific retirement policy team with Lynn Dudley, vice president and senior counsel, and Jan Jacobson, director, retirement policy."
Robert K. Murray joined Warren Distributors, an affiliate of Warren Management Consultants, as a managing director; he will focus on expanding the firm's third-party institutional sales and marketing efforts in corporate pension funds, endowments and foundations and Taft-Hartley funds, said a Warren official, who declined to be identified. Mr. Murray was a managing director at the Clinton Group, he said. Calls to the Clinton Group were directed to the firm's public relations firm, Abernathy MacGregor Group, but the designed spokesman, Edward M. Rowley, wasn't available to comment by press time.
J. Scott Simon was named portfolio manager at the $775 million University of Colorado Foundation, Boulder, said Christopher Bittman, CIO. It is a new position. Mr. Simon is responsible for research and due diligence on the foundation's existing portfolio and potential managers, Mr. Bittman said. Mr. Simon was director of due diligence at National Planning Holdings, the retail distributor for Jackson National Life. Before that, he was a portfolio manager at Qwest Asset Management.