Timothy Jon “T.J.” Carlson was named chief investment officer of the $13.9 billion Kentucky Retirement Systems, Frankfort, effective Tuesday, confirmed Robert M. Burnside, executive director.
Mr. Carlson succeeds Adam Tosh, who resigned in July to become managing director, investment solutions at Rogerscasey. Brent Aldridge, KRS director of alternative assets, served as interim CIO.
Mr. Carlson most recently served as a principal at Hewitt EnnisKnupp. Hank Hakewill, a Hewitt EnnisKnupp spokesman, could not be reached for comment on a replacement.
Mr. Burnside said in a telephone interview that Mr. Carlson was one of 128 applicants for the position. A KRS news release noted that Mr. Carlson has 19 years of investment experience with a variety of companies and organizations.
“We believe he has the right mix of experience and qualifications to do this job and do it well,” Mr. Burnside said.