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Kendrick R. Wilson III

Kendrick R. Wilson III, director, retired as Vice Chairman of BlackRock in the first quarter of 2018 and was a member of its Global Executive Committee. He also served as Chairman of BlackRock’s Human Capital Committee and BlackRock Alternative Investors. He continues to serve as a senior advisor to BlackRock. Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Wilson was an advisor to the U.S. Department of the Treasury during the height of the financial crisis. Before going to Washington in the summer of 2008, he was Vice Chairman, Investment Banking of Goldman Sachs and a member of Goldman’s Executive Office. He also served as Chairman of Goldman’s Financial Institutions Group. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Wilson was a Vice Chairman, member of the Executive Committee and head of Investment Banking at Lazard Freres & Co. LLC.

Mr. Wilson has served on Boards of numerous public and private corporations in the United States and overseas, and is currently a director of ABR Reinsurance Ltd., a private reinsurance company. He is a Trustee of the Montana Land Reliance, Middlebury College (Emeritus) and Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he is Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Wilson also serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the Montana State University Foundation. During his long career on Wall Street, Mr. Wilson has been involved in some of the most significant transactions in the financial services industry.

Mr. Wilson earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Dartmouth College (Rufus Choate Scholar). A Pathfinder and honor graduate of Officer Candidate School and Ranger School, he served in Vietnam with a unit of the Studies and Observations Group.