Mary Beth Foley was named executive director of the $18 billion Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund, a news release said Tuesday.
Ms. Foley, the pension fund's general counsel, has been acting executive director since the retirement of John Gallagher in April. Mr. Gallagher had been executive director of the Columbus-based pension fund since January 2013.
"I'm honored and humbled to be selected to lead this important organization," Ms. Foley said in the news release. "I am so proud of this Board, our members and the staff who work every day to improve the lives and secure the pensions of Ohio's brave police and firefighters. I'll give my all to see that crucial mission advanced effectively, ethically, and with urgency."
Pension fund spokesman David Graham could not be immediately reached for further information.