Southwest Securities, a provider of investment and financial services and a member of the SWS Group, has appointed Maryrose Dombrowski as the new senior vice president and head of marketing for its clearing services division.

Ms Dombrowski is the former director of marketing for Broadcort, a division of Merrill Lynch. She has received a bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA at The University of Chicago.

Timothy Hamick, executive vice president of SWS Group and head of clearing services, said: Maryrose’s knowledge of our business and her expertise in marketing, sales and relationship management will help us to drive our growth efforts.