David L. Eager was named interim executive director of the $15 billion Kentucky Retirement Systems, Frankfort, said William A. Thielen, outgoing executive director, in an e-mail.
Mr. Thielen announced in May that he is retiring Sept. 1.
To fill his new role, Mr. Eager resigned as vice chairman of the retirement system's board of directors, which was created by Gov. Matt Bevin in June to replace the board of trustees. Just two months prior, Mr. Eager had been appointed to the legacy board by Mr. Bevin.
Mr. Eager said Thursday he will be an inactive partner at Eager, Davis & Holmes in Louisville, which consults with money management firms on marketing and client service. He said he is in conversation with state officials on whether he could continue in an advisory role. If that is a problem, Mr. Eager said he would have to resign from the firm completely.
An RFP for an executive search firm to assist with a search for a permanent executive director was issued in June and could be discussed at the Sept. 8 board meeting, Mr. Thielen wrote.
Mr. Eager said that he is interested in discussing a permanent position at KRS.