Nathan Erickson has been promoted to chief investment officer from his previous position of investment strategy manager at Miller Russell Associates, an independent investment and wealth management advisor in Phoenix, Miller Russell announced Wednesday.

In his new position, Erickson will lead the firm’s recently expanded investment team to review the firm’s investment-related strategies. He will also act as a liaison with vendors along with the firm’s operations team and will help Miller Russell Associates recognize and avoid risks. He joined Miller Russell Associates in 2011 after working in commercial real estate and in investments with Charles Schwab.