Kelli Parsons
Kelli Parsons

Kelli Parsons, senior VP & chief communications officer at United Technologies, is returning to Hill+Knowlton Strategies as global chair, corporate affairs on June 15.

She'll be in charge of corporate brand & reputation, financial PR, crisis & issues management, employee engagement and environmental & social governance matters.

Parsons did a 10-year stint at H&K, exiting in 2008 as executive VP-corporate & technology practice leader.

Upon departure, she served as head of global communications & marketing at Warburg Pincus, senior VP & CCO at Fannie Mae and senior VP & chief communications officer at New York Life Insurance.

H&K also recruited Philippe Maze-Sencier as global chair, public affairs. The more than 25-year policy veteran will join June 8 from McLarty Associates, where he worked in its Brussels and DC offices.

Earlier, he was executive director at APCO Worldwide, heading its global government relations practice; staffer at LVMH's spirits division, and was at the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.