James A. Perry was named chief investment officer of the Dallas Police & Fire Pension System, effective Sept. 1, the pension fund announced Monday.
It is a new position. In October 2014, the board of the $3.1 billion pension fund decided to split the position of retirement administrator into two roles — executive director and chief investment officer.
Mr. Perry will report to Kelly Gottschalk, who was appointed executive director in March. Richard Tettamant, retirement administrator, resigned in June 2014; Don Rohan, the interim administrator, retired.
Mr. Perry is assistant vice chancellor and assistant CIO at the $1.1 billion Texas Tech University System endowment, Lubbock. A system spokesman said there are no plans on a replacement at this time.
Prior to joining Texas Tech in March 2014, Mr. Perry was a senior investment officer at the roughly $8 billion San Bernardino County (Calif.) Employees' Retirement Association.
Ms. Gottschalk could not be reached for additional information by press time.