Andrew H. Junkin was named chief investment officer of the $105 billion Virginia Retirement System, Richmond.
He will join the system in September, spokeswoman Jeanne Chenault said in an email. He will replace Ronald D. Schmitz, who is staying on to assist with the transition before retiring in January 2023.
Mr. Junkin is currently CIO of the Rhode Island State Investment Commission, Providence, which oversees the investment management of the $10.5 billion Rhode Island Employees' Retirement System, Providence. He joined the commission in 2020 after five years as president of Wilshire Consulting.
Benjamin Smith, spokesman for Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner, whose office oversees the investment commission, could not be immediately reached for comment.