Michelle Russell Johnson was named a principal and director of marketing at event-driven hedge fund manager JANA Partners, confirmed Armel Leslie, a spokesman.
The position is new.
Ms. Johnson was a senior vice president in Paulson & Co.’s investor relations, sales and marketing department. She left Paulson & Co. in late 2009 to spend more time with her family, Mr. Leslie said.
JANA Partners managed $3 billion for institutional and high-net-worth investors as of April 30.