PURCHASE, NY —Jennifer Erickson, most recently GE's chief communications officer, has joined Mastercard to lead global communications.

In her new role as EVP of global communications,  Erickson will lead corporate, internal, external and digital communications, reporting to chief marketing and communications officer Raja Rajamannar. She replaces Christine Elliott, who chose to leave the organization, according to a Mastercard rep.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Jennifer’s caliber join our team to lead the global communications function,” Rajamannar said. “She is a top strategic leader with a track record of delivering results across a number of global companies and industries. As we continue Mastercard’s extraordinary journey to lead towards a world beyond cash, rooted in innovation and delivering Priceless experiences to our customers around the world, Jennifer’s passion for our vision and strong business orientation will accelerate us on this path.”

Erickson, who joined GE in 2013, had served as the company’s CCO for a year, replacing Deirdre Latour who left the position in February 2018 after 14 years with the organization. Latour later landed a new position as Pearson’s chief corporate affairs officer.

Before being named GE’s CCO, Erickson served as senior director of external communications and global communications leader for GE Transportation before that. Earlier in her career, Erickson led communications for Motorola Mobility as CCO and was VP of communications for Motorola Solutions.