Making Sense Out of Chaos: What Matters Most for Global Businesses
Vice Chairman and Co-Founder
Novick 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, 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, she heads the firm's efforts globally on government relations and public policy. Prior to founding BlackRock, Novick was a vice president in the mortgage products group at the First Boston Corporation where she became head of the portfolio products team. Before this, she was with Morgan Stanley. 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. Novick graduated cum laude from Cornell University with a B.A.in economics.
Are We Keeping Up in a Rapidly Changing World?
National Counterterrorism Center (2008-2011)
Counterterrorism, Cyber Security and National Security Analyst
From 2008 through 2011 Michael E. Leiter served as the director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), the primary organization in the U.S. government for analysis and integration of all terrorism intelligence-both domestically and overseas. Leiter reported directly to the president in conducting strategic operational planning for U.S. government-wide counterterrorism activities including the integration of U.S. military, intelligence, diplomatic, financial, and homeland security counterterrorism efforts.
Leiter received his J.D. from Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was president of the Harvard Law Review, and his B.A. from Columbia University. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Secretary of Defense Outstanding Public Service Medal, the CIA Seal and the Air Medal (Strike Flight, Three Awards).