Maryland Retirement System Names CIO

September 12, 2011 ( - The Board of Trustees of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (MSRPS) has announced that A. Melissa Moye, Ph.D. has been selected as the system’s Chief Investment Officer (CIO).

Dr. Moye, Deputy Treasurer for Financial Policy, has been serving as acting CIO since the departure last October of Mansco Perry, III, who left to take a similar position with the endowment fund of Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.     

According to the announcement, in her most recent position, as Deputy Treasurer for Financial Policy, Dr. Moye has advised Treasurer Kopp on financial policy issues deliberated on by various governmental boards and commissions, such as the $36 billion State Retirement and Pension System, the Supplemental Teachers and Employees Retirement Plans, and the College Savings Plans. She served as a trustee of the MSRPS from 2003 to 2007 and during her term was a member of the Investment Committee and chaired the board’s Corporate Governance Committee.   

Prior to serving as Deputy Treasurer, Dr. Moye was employed by Amalgamated Bank’s Trust & Investment Services as Chief Economist from 2001-2005 and then as Senior Vice President and Director of Investment to 2007.  

Dr. Moye received her BA from Earlham College, continued her studies at Temple University and received her Ph.D. in Economics in 1995 at the University of Notre Dame.