Communfund, an institutional investment firm based in Wilton, CT, has announced several personnel appointments. Bradford K. Gallagher has been named chairman of its Board of Trustees. He succeeds Laurance R. Hoagland, who has retired from the Board after serving a 12-year term. Leenong Li, head of the firm's Beijing office and Asian initiatives, has been appointed managing director. Mark Hoenig has been appointed head of Europe, and managing director Brijesh Jeevarathnam has been named co-head of Venture Capital. The firm has also hired Tim Yates as a managing director, a new position responsible for portfolio construction of its separate/custom accounts, and Dave Jensen as an associate director, a new position focusing on private equity.