Director, BlackRock Investment Stewardship
Jessica oversees coverage of companies within the Industrials and Materials sectors in the US and Canada for the BlackRock Investment Stewardship team, where she is responsible for engaging with public company management teams and boards of directors on material ESG risk factors on behalf of BlackRock’s clients. She is also responsible for voting BlackRock's shares at these companies' annual meetings. A key focus area within her sectors includes the assessment of climate- and nature-related risks, in the context of a company’s long-term outlook and broader considerations for a transition to a lower-carbon economy. Jessica also regularly engages on topics such as governance, compensation, board composition, human capital management, activism, M&A, and strategy.
Jessica is BlackRock’s representative on the Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), which aims to create a risk management and disclosure framework for organizations to report and act on nature-related risks. Jessica brings over 13 years of experience in ESG-related roles and financial services; before joining BlackRock, she was on the Stewardship and Corporate Governance team at TIAA. Prior to working at TIAA, Jessica provided financial planning to wealth management clients. Jessica began her career at Moxy Vote (TFS Capital), a start-up focused on proxy voting and retail shareholder advocacy efforts.
Jessica is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and holds various securities licenses. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in English.