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Legg Mason (LM) - Get Legg Mason, Inc. Report, the Baltimore-based global asset management firm, said it named Donald E. Froude as managing director and head of U.S. distribution.

Froude will be responsible for the group's overall management, including sales, marketing, client service, product development and business development throughout the U.S., the company said.

Froude was earlier working at Columbia Management, the asset management arm of

Bank of America

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, where he served as president of intermediary distribution from 2004 to 2006.

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