NEW YORK—New York Life has hired Kelli Parsons as chief corporate communications and marketing officer, reporting directly to New York Life chairman and CEO Ted Mathas. 

Most recently. Parsons served as senior vice president and chief communications officer for Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the government sponsored-enterprise that enables people to buy, refinance, or rent a home, where she was responsible for communications, marketing and community engagement.

Previously, Parsons was vice president of global communications and marketing for Warburg Pincus LLC, a leading global private equity investment institution, and an executive vice president and general manager for Hill & Knowlton, where she headed the firm’s corporate practice and its New York and Washington offices. 

Earlier in her career, Parsons was a television news reporter for NBC and CBS affiliates in Nashville, Louisville and Houston, covering business, politics and breaking news. She also served in New York with CBS, working on the Evening News and other programs.