Barbara G. Novick
Vice Chair and Head of Government Relations
Barbara G. Novick, Vice Chairman, is a member of BlackRock's Global Executive and Global Operating Committees and Chairs the Government Relations Steering Committee. From the inception of the firm in 1988 to 2008, Ms. Novick headed the Global Client Group and oversaw global business development, marketing and client service across equity, fixed income, liquidity, alternative investment and real estate products for institutional and individual investors and their intermediaries worldwide. In her current role as a Senior Advisor to the Office of Chairman, Ms. Novick provides advice on strategic projects and she heads the firm's efforts globally on Government Relations and Public Policy.
Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Ms. Novick was a Vice President in the Mortgage Products Group at The First Boston Corporation. Ms. Novick joined First Boston in 1985 where she became head of the Portfolio Products Team. From 1982 to 1985, Ms. Novick was with Morgan Stanley.
Ms. Novick has authored numerous articles, including a series of BlackRock Special Reports and public policy ViewPoints and First Boston's "Mortgage-Related Securities Guide", and she recently joined the Reuters Editorial Advisory Board. Ms. Novick has served on the boards of Robert Toigo Foundation (20072010) and Westchester Day School (2000-2005), and served as both Treasurer and Trustee of Westchester Jewish Center (1994-2012). She currently serves as a Director or Trustee of Cornell University, UJA-Federation, City Harvest, and the HCM Foundation and coaches in the Westchester Youth Soccer League. Ms. Novick earned a BA degree, cum laude, in economics from Cornell University in 1981.