Liaison. Recruited by Steve Rogers to coordinate the Avengers with Luke Cage's team and his own Secret Avengers team in Avengers (4th series) #1.
Maria Hill replaced Nick Fury as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. after his private war with Lucia von Bardas. Because of chronic lateness, however, her first intended appearance from the finale in Secret War #5 wasn't published until after New Avengers #4.