NEW YORK—Marsh & McLennan Companies, the global professional services firm , has appointed Christine Walton vice president of public relations. She will report to James Speros, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of MMC and will direct MMC’s global communications strategy, working closely with MMC’s business units on media and public relations.
MMC is the parent company of Marsh, a risk and insurance services firm; Guy Carpenter, a risk and reinsurance specialist; Kroll, a risk consulting company; Mercer, a global provider of human resource and specialty consulting services; and Putnam Investments, one of the largest investment management companies in the United States.
Prior to joining MMC, Walton worked at UBS, where she oversaw media relations and acted as a primary spokesperson for UBS Wealth Management and UBS Global Asset Management (Americas) since 2002. Previously, from 1998 to 2002, she worked at Merrill Lynch & Co., where she held a series of communications positions, including vice president of media relations for Merrill Lynch Investment Managers in 2000. Prior to her tenure there, she worked as a staff reporter for Bloomberg Business News.