Brian Guthrie was named deputy director of the $110 billion Texas Teacher Retirement System, Austin, confirmed spokesman Howard Goldman.
The position had been vacant for a few years, Mr. Goldman said.
Mr. Guthrie will oversee the systems operations and administration, and will act on behalf of the Executive Director Ronnie Jung in his absence.
Mr. Guthrie was deputy director for budget, planning and policy for Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Executive search firm Intersource Executive Search assisted.