Elizabeth Hughes Eginton joined Van Kampen Investments as managing director, head of product and marketing, a spokesman confirmed.
The position is new. According to a news release, she will be responsible for product management, product development and marketing, and report to Jerry Miller, Van Kampens president and CEO.
Previously, Ms. Eginton was senior vice president and director of corporate strategy at Legg Mason Capital Management. Legg Mason spokeswoman Mary Athridge said Ms. Egintons responsibilities will be assumed by senior members of the firms executive team.