Dean Kenderdine was elected president of the National Association of State Retirement Administrators, the group announced Monday.
Mr. Kenderdine has served as executive director of the $45.7 billion Maryland State Retirement & Pension System, Baltimore, since January 2007.
He replaces Cindy Rougeou, executive director of the $10.8 billion Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System, Baton Rouge.
Rob Wylie, executive director of the $10.6 billion South Dakota Retirement System, Pierre, was voted president-elect.
NASRA is a non-profit association whose members are the directors of the nation's largest state and territorial public retirement systems. NASRA members oversee retirement systems accounting for more than two-thirds of the nation's $3.8 trillion in public pension assets, according to the NASRA website.