Morningstar announced yesterday that Vickie Tillman has been hired as president of Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC and is scheduled to begin on Sept. 3.

She will oversee the day-to-day operations of the structured credit research and ratings business, reporting to Haywood Kelly, Morningstar’s senior vice president of equity and credit research. Kelly has served as interim president of the unit since November 2012.

“Vickie brings a wealth of experience to Morningstar,” Kelly said in a statment. “Her analytical skills, coupled with her strategic management, global expansion, and product development expertise, will be an excellent addition to our strong team. I look forward to working with Vickie to continue building our ratings and research offerings.”

“I’m excited to join Morningstar’s structured credit team and become part of the company’s efforts to bring transparency to the industry and help investors understand and evaluate investments in this space,” Tillman said in the same statment. “I was attracted to Morningstar because of the company’s distinctive investor focus, high-quality research and analytics, and unique business model.”

Tillman most recent position was as senior vice president of global strategy—sustainability for the McGraw-Hill Global Strategy Group at McGraw-Hill Companies. She joined McGraw-Hill Companies in 1977 and worked for more than 30 years in various positions for its Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services business.

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