Hewitt Associates, the Linconshire, Ill.-based human resources consulting and benefits plan administrator, named Russell P. Frandin its new chairman and chief executive.

Frandin, who now serves as the president and CEO of  back-office service provider BYSIS of Roseland, N.J., takes the reins from Dale L. Gifford, a 30-year veteran of Hewitt, who will retire.  Frandin, 51, starts Sept.5.

Hewitt shares, which trade publicly on the New York Stock Exchange closed up 20 cents at $20.40.

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