Michael P. Walsh was named executive director of the $1.4 billion Chicago Laborers’ Annuity & Benefit Fund, effective Oct. 1, the pension fund’s board announced Wednesday.
Mr. Walsh replaces Maura Murrihy, who left in early 2014. Aileen Pecora, comptroller, has been interim executive director.
The executive director position at the laborers fund also oversees the plan’s investments.
Mr. Walsh is chief investment officer of the $5.3 billion Chicago Municipal Employees’ Annuity & Benefit Fund. Efforts to reach Mr. Walsh or officials at the laborers and municipal pension funds for further details were unsuccessful.