David E. Ourlicht joined GAMCO Investors on Monday as a special adviser to Chairman Mario Gabelli, and a managing director of its institutional asset management arm, GAMCO Asset Management.
Both positions are new, Douglas R. Jamieson, GAMCO’s COO, said in a telephone interview.
A GAMCO news release said Mr. Ourlicht will continue to be a commissioner of the New York State Insurance Fund, where he chairs the investment committee, and as a trustee of the State University of New York Construction Fund.
Mr. Jamieson said Mr. Ourlicht will focus on expanding GAMCO’s institutional marketing presence among public plans, where he has the greatest experience, as well as foundations and endowments, Taft-Hartley plans, corporate plans and consultants.
Mr. Ourlicht had been a senior vice president of marketing and sales for Amalgamated Bank of New York’s trust and investment services business. Keith Pilkington, chief marketing officer for the bank, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.