R. Charles Tschampion was named director of industry relations at CFA Institute. It is a new position. Mr. Tschampion will "develop new and strengthen existing CFA Institute relationships with senior management" at companies that employ chartered financial analysts, according to a statement from the institute. He will also seek input from executives of major financial services companies to further the work of the CFA Centre for Financial Market Integrity, the policy-setting division of the CFA Institute, said Jessica Galehouse, a CFA spokeswoman. Mr. Tschampion retired on April 1 as managing director-investment strategy and asset allocation and managing director-defined contribution plans at General Motors Asset Management, which runs $150 billion, including $90 billion in pension assets of General Motors Corp., Detroit. Mr. Tschampion has been active with the CFA Institute and its predecessor, the Association for Investment Management and Research, for a decade, serving on the board of governors from 1995 to 2000 and as board chairman from 1999 to 2000.