Pension Funds

Ohio Highway Patrol names new CIO

Mike Press, general counsel of the $905 million Ohio Highway Patrol Retirement System, Columbus, was named the system's chief investment officer, Mr. Press said.

He replaces Dennis Smith, who during the summer joined the $99.6 billion Ohio Public Employees' Retirement System, Columbus, as associate counsel – benefits.

Mr. Smith also was general counsel of the pension fund, and Mr. Press succeeded him and will continue in that role. Before then, Mr. Press was the highway patrol system's finance director.