Thomas Britton “Britt” Harris IV ’80 is the new chief investment officer of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS). Harris, a leading institutional investor for more than 25 years, will oversee the investment division of the TRS fund—the sixth largest public pension fund in the U.S.

TRS delivers retirement and related benefits that have been authorized by the state Legislature, and manages a more than $100 billion trust fund established to finance those benefits.

Harris, a BBA finance graduate, has been CEO of Bridgewater Associates, chief investment officer and president of investment management corporations for both Verizon and GTE, and managing director for Asea Brown Boveri. He has also held a steady hand in service, returning to Mays to guest lecture and, in 2006, to provide the vision behind a series of courses that expose students to the top business works and general literature classics and to the top icons of business.