Santa Fe, N.M.-based Thornburg Investment Management has promoted Rob McInerney, formerly a regional consultant, to the role of national sales manager, effective March 1. He will also assume the role of president of Thornburg Securities Corp., succeeding Jack Gardner in both positions.

McInerney served as a regional consultant for Thornburg since 1999, working with advisors in the Northeast region. Previously, McInerney worked for Lexington Funds in New Jersey where he served as director of mutual fund sales.

“Rob has contributed significantly to the execution of the sales and marketing strategies that have led to the substantial growth of our mutual fund business in the 13 years he has been at Thornburg,” stated Bryan McMahon, chief executive and chief investment officer of Thornburg Investment.

Thornburg was founded in 1982 and managed $73 billion in assets as of December 31, 2011.

Hung Tran writes for Money Management Executive.