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James Badenhausen ’87

James “Jim” Badenhausen is a Managing Director at BlackRock, where he is the Global Head of Corporate Communications and a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee.  In this role, Badenhausen drives the firm's communication strategy for all stakeholders, overseeing media relations, issues management, executive communications and internal communications programs. He also serves on the firm’s Philanthropy board and the Government Relations Steering Committee.

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Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Badenhausen was a partner with Robinson Lerer & Montgomery, a strategic communications consulting firm.  He advised a wide variety of global companies and other organizations on corporate reputation, crisis management and financial communications.  From 1991 to 1997, he was Director of Public Affairs and a speechwriter for California Governor Pete Wilson.

Badenhausen graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Government. He lives in Glen Ridge, NJ with his wife Carolyn and has three sons (two of whom are current Dartmouth students and one of whom is a recent Dartmouth graduate).

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