Bob Jacksha, interim state investment officer for the $13.5 billion New Mexico State Investment Council, Santa Fe, plans to leave in late March or early April to return to his post as chief investment officer of the $6.5 billion New Mexico Educational Retirement Board, also in Santa Fe, confirmed Charles Wollmann, the council's public information officer.
Mr. Jacksha was appointed interim state investment officer last October to replace Gary Bland, who resigned. Last year, the council formed a search committee charged with recommending a permanent replacement who would have been appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson. However, a bill awaiting Mr. Richardson's signature would make the appointment of the state investment officer the council's responsibility. Mr. Richardson has indicated he will sign the bill.