David Eager was named executive director of the $17.4 billion Kentucky Retirement Systems, Frankfort, Mr. Eager said.
William A. Thielen, the board's previous executive director, retired in September 2016. Mr. Eager had been filling in as interim director.
Previously, Mr. Eager was a partner at Eager, Davis & Holmes, which consults with money management firms on marketing and client service. Before that, he was a national practice leader for benefits at what is now Mercer.