Charlotte J. Walsh was named managing director of consultant relations at Allegiant Asset Management, a subsidiary of National City, confirmed spokeswoman Kelly Wagner Amen. Ms. Walsh is taking over for Rob Joseph, director of institutional sales, who will focus on expanding the firm's direct sales efforts while working closely with Ms. Walsh. Both Ms. Walsh and Mr. Joseph report to John Abunassar, president and CEO. Allegiant has $26.4 billion in assets under management. Ms. Walsh was director of consultant relations at Oppenheimer Capital. She was replaced by Jeff Sheran, director of marketing. Mr. Sheran said the company is searching for a new marketing director.
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