Financial advisory and asset management firm Lazard has appointed Alexandra Deignan as the new head of investor relations.

Deignan will work alongside Lazard’s CFO Evan Russo and manage the firm’s investor relations activities. She will be based in New York in the new role.

Deignan has an experience of over two decades in investor relations and investment banking. She most recently served as the vice president of investor relations at Schnitzer Steel Industries.

Previously, she also had stints as director of investor relations at Curtiss-Wright, Salomon Smith Barney, and Daniel J. Edelman.