Joe Wall transitioning from Goldman Sachs to BlackRock to assume role of leading U.S. government affairs

by | Mar 5, 2024

Joe Wall, a prominent figure from Goldman Sachs in Washington, will join BlackRock in late spring as the head of U.S. government affairs and public policy, as reported by Axios.

According to John Kelly, BlackRock's global head of corporate affairs, the company aims to enhance coverage and strengthen their influence with policymakers, as stated in an upcoming announcement.

Kelly explained that with the evolving role of the team and the evolving needs of clients, BlackRock is dedicating increased focus and effort to actively engage policymakers, particularly in the United States.

Currently, Wall holds the position of managing director at Goldman Sachs in the Office of Government Affairs. During his tenure of over 10 years, he spearheaded advocacy initiatives, notably the 10,000 Small Business Voices program, which hosted significant events at the Nationals Park baseball stadium.

Prior to his role at Goldman Sachs, Wall served as deputy assistant for legislative affairs to former Vice President Dick Cheney and held positions in U.S. presidential campaigns as well as congressional offices.

In 2009, Barbara Novick initiated BlackRock's public policy endeavor, establishing the firm as a “respected advocate for investors and the millions of retirees we serve.”

Kelly emphasized that BlackRock aims to maintain it’s status as a trusted and knowledgeable resource for governments and policymakers globally.

Source: Axios



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