INVESCO Funds Group has promoted Laura Parsons from VP of public relations to senior VP of corporate affairs. The new title will not affect Parson's responsibilities, but reflects changes to the structure of INVESCO's public relations unit, according to Ray Cunningham, president of INVESCO Funds.
Parsons originally dealt primarily with the media. She then took on the responsibility of dealing with community relations and sponsorships, according to Cunningham. The public relations department has become part of the company's corporate affairs unit, which now encompasses public relations policy, community relations and sponsorships, corporate and product publicity, investment management relations and government relations.