BALTIMORE—Global asset management firm Legg Mason has named Alan Magleby as managing director, head of investor relations and corporate communications. Magleby will have responsibility for all aspects of the company’s relationships with analysts and investors, as well as for corporate communications to all of the company’s many audiences including shareholders, industry and trade media, opinion leaders and others. He will report to Joseph Sullivan, chief administrative officer.
Magleby joins Legg Mason from Washington Mutual, where he has served as senior vice president, investor relations since 2004 and played a key role in the successful integration of Providian Financial in 2005 and was instrumental in elevating the firm‘s profile as a national retail bank among sell-side analysts and buy-side investors.
Prior to Washington Mutual, Magleby held a number of leadership positions at JP Morgan Chase & Co., including deputy director of investor relations, chief financial officer, investment banking coverage and M&A, and chief financial officer, Asia Pacific, for Chase Manhattan Bank and Chemical Bank.