Anne Patenaude, a prominent marketing executive for Pioneer Investment Management of Boston and an active participant in mutual fund industry affairs, died June 13, Pioneer announced last week. The cause was complications related to leukemia. She was 53.

Patenaude, who was most recently vice president of marketing programs at Pioneer, joined the company in 1988 with wide marketing responsibilities, according to the company. Over the years, she increasingly focused on advertising and public relations and was for many, "the personification of Pioneer," according to the company. Among her many accomplishments was the development of an award-winning series of ads, the company said.

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