Jerome Kenney joined our Board in November 2007. Mr. Kenney currently serves as a senior advisor to BlackRock, a leading asset management firm. Mr. Kenney was Vice Chairman and member of the Executive Client Coverage Group of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., currently the investment banking and wealth management division of Bank of America Corporation, positions he held from February 2002 to August 2008. From 1990 to 2002, Mr. Kenney served as the Head of Corporate Strategy, Business Development and Research, and oversaw Corporate Credit, Marketing and Government Relations at Merrill Lynch. From 1985 to 1991, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Merrill Lynch Global Markets and Investment Banking Group and as a member of the Board of Directors of Merrill Lynch.
Mr. Kenney was previously a member of the Board of Directors of Invesco Ltd., where he served on the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. He was also previously a member of the Board of Directors of Freddie Mac (formerly known as Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation), where he served on the Audit, Compensation and Human Resources Committees. Mr. Kenney holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.