kristie bouryalKristie Bouryal, who stepped down as senior VP of global corporate communications for Nielsen earlier this year, has been named chief marketing and communications officer for insurer Marsh.

She reports to global sales chief Joe McSweeney, as well as Ed Dandridge, chief communications officer for parent Marsh & McLennan Companies. Her purview includes market communications efforts, as well as internal and external communications for senior executives.

Bouryal made the jump to PR with Nielsen, where she first was on the journalism side as executive editor for its web properties like Billboard.com and Adweek.com. 

Previous stints included the Associated Press and ABC News.