Ed Owens III was named CEO of the $8.1 billion Kentucky County Employees Retirement System, and John Chilton was named CEO of the $3.7 billion Kentucky Retirement Systems, spokesman Chris Clair said in an email.
Both are new positions, created by April 2020 legislation to separate the oversight of the state's County Employees Retirement System from the Kentucky Retirement Systems.
The entity now known as Kentucky Retirement Systems oversees the administration of the Kentucky Employees Retirement System and the State Police Retirement System.
David Eager remains executive director of the Kentucky Public Pensions Authority, a new eight-member board consisting of members of both retirement systems' boards that was officially created April 1. He was previously executive director of the former Kentucky Retirement Systems, which previously oversaw all three state retirement systems.
Mr. Owens was previously a consultant for Project Golden Eagle, a group of African American businessmen seeking to acquire a publicly traded middle-market company, and Mr. Chilton, a board member of the former KRS, has previously been the state's budget director and former member of the Public Pension Oversight Board.