People: BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund Inc (MYJ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Cavanagh

68 2007 Independent Chairman of the Board of Trustees

John Perlowski

50 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer

Karen Robards

64 2007 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustee

Neal Andrews

48 2007 Chief Financial Officer

Brian Kindelan

55 2007 Chief Compliance Officer, Anti-Money Laundering Officer

Anne Ackerley

52 2011 Vice President

Robert Crothers

33 2012 Vice President

Brendan Kyne

37 2009 Vice President

Jay Fife

44 2007 Treasurer

Janey Ahn

39 2012 Secretary

Paul Audet

61 2011 Trustee

Michael Castellano

68 2011 Independent Trustee

Frank Fabozzi

66 2007 Independent Trustee

Kathleen Feldstein

73 2007 Independent Trustee

James Flynn

75 2007 Independent Trustee

Henry Gabbay

67 2007 Trustee

Jerrold Harris

72 2007 Independent Trustee

Robert Hubbard

56 2007 Independent Trustee

W. Carl Kester

63 2007 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Cavanagh

Mr. Richard E. Cavanagh is Independent Chairman of the Board of Trustees of BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. Trustee, Aircraft Finance Trust from 1999 to 2009; Director, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America since 1998; Trustee, Educational Testing Service from 1997 to 2009 and Chairman thereof from 2005 to 2009; Senior Advisor, The Fremont Group since 2008 and Director thereof since 1996; Faculty Member/Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard University since 2007; President and Chief Executive Officer, The Conference Board, Inc. (global business research organization) from 1995 to 2007.

John Perlowski

Mr. John Perlowski is President, Chief Executive Officer of Blackrock Muniyield New Jersey Fund Inc. He served as Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc. since 2009; Global Head of BlackRock Fund Administration since 2009; Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Global Product Group at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. from 2003 to 2009; Treasurer of Goldman Sachs Mutual Funds from 2003 to 2009 and Senior Vice President thereof from 2007; Director of Goldman Sachs Offshore Funds from 2002 to 2009; Director of Family Resource Network (charitable foundation) since 2009.

Karen Robards

Ms. Karen P. Robards is Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustee of BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. Ms. Robards’s prior position as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley provides useful oversight of the Funds’ investment decisions and investment valuation processes. Additionally, Ms. Robards’s experience derived from serving as a director of Care Investment Trust, Inc., a health care real estate investment trust, provides the Boards with the benefit of her experience with the management practices of other financial companies. Ms. Robards’s service on the Boards also provides her with a specific understanding of the Funds, their operations, and the business and regulatory issues facing the Funds. Ms. Robards’s knowledge of financial and accounting matters qualifies her to serve as Vice Chair of the Boards and as the Chair of each Fund’s Audit Committee. Ms. Robards’s independence from the Funds and the Funds’ investment adviser enhances her service as a member of the Performance Oversight Committee, Executive Committee and ad hoc AMPS Committee. In addition, Ms. Robards is a member of the Joint Product Pricing Committee.

Neal Andrews

Mr. Neal J. Andrews is Chief Financial Officer of BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. He was Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc. since 2006; Senior Vice President and Line of Business Head of Fund Accounting and Administration at PNC Global Investment Servicing (US) Inc. from 1992 to 2006.

Brian Kindelan

Mr. Brian P. Kindelan is Chief Compliance Officer, Anti-Money Laundering Officer of BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. He was Chief Compliance Officer of the BlackRock-advised Funds since 2007, Managing Director and Senior Counsel of BlackRock, Inc. since 2005.

Anne Ackerley

Ms. Anne F. Ackerley is Vice President of BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. She was Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc. since 2000; President and Chief Executive Officer of the BlackRock- advised funds from 2009 to 2011; Vice President of the BlackRock-advised funds from 2007 to 2009; Chief Operating Officer of BlackRock’s Global Client Group since 2009; Chief Operating Officer of BlackRock’s U.S. Retail Group from 2006 to 2009; Head of BlackRock’s Mutual Fund Group from 2000 to 2006.

Robert Crothers

Mr. Robert W. Crothers is Vice President of BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. He serves as Director of BlackRock, Inc. since 2011; Vice President of BlackRock, Inc. from 2008 to 2010; Associate of BlackRock, Inc. from 2006 to 2008.

Brendan Kyne

Mr. Brendan Kyne is Vice President of Blackrock Muniyield New Jersey Fund, Inc. He serves as Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc. since 2010; Director of BlackRock, Inc. from 2008 to 2009; Head of Product Development and Management for BlackRock’s U.S. Retail Group since 2009; Co-head of Product Development and Management for BlackRock’s U.S. Retail Group from 2007 to 2009; Vice President of BlackRock, Inc. from 2005 to 2008.

Jay Fife

Mr. Jay M. Fife is Treasurer of BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. He was Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc. since 2007; Director of BlackRock, Inc. in 2006; Assistant Treasurer of the Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, L.P. (“MLIM”) and Fund Asset Management L.P. advised Funds from 2005 to 2006; Director of MLIM Fund Services Group from 2001 to 2006.

Janey Ahn

Ms. Janey Ahn is Secretary of BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. She serves as Director of BlackRock, Inc. since 2009; Vice President of BlackRock, Inc. from 2008 to 2009; Assistant Secretary of the Funds from 2008 to 2012; Associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP from 2006 to 2008.

Paul Audet

Mr. Paul L. Audet is Trustee of BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. He serves as Senior Managing Director of BlackRock and Head of U.S. Mutual Funds since 2011; Chair of the U.S. Mutual Funds Committee reporting to the Global Executive Committee since 2011; Head of BlackRock’s Real Estate business from 2008 to 2011; Member of BlackRock’s Global Operating and Corporate Risk Management Committees and of the BlackRock Alternative Investors Executive Committee and Investment Committee for the Private Equity Fund of Funds business since 2008; Head of BlackRock’s Global Cash Management business from 2005 to 2010; Acting Chief Financial Officer of BlackRock from 2007 to 2008; Chief Financial Officer of BlackRock from 1998 to 2005. Mr. Audet has experience in the investment management industry, including more than 13 years with BlackRock and over 30 years in finance and asset management. He also has experience in finance, as demonstrated by his positions as Chief Financial Officer of BlackRock and head of BlackRock’s Global Cash Management business. Mr. Audet currently is a member of BlackRock’s Global Operating and Corporate Risk Management Committees, the BlackRock Alternative Investors Executive Committee and the Investment Committee for the Private Equity Fund of Funds. Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Audet was the Senior Vice President of Finance at PNC Bank Corp. and Chief Financial Officer of the investment management and mutual fund processing businesses and head of PNC’s Mergers & Acquisitions Unit. Mr. Audet is a member of the Executive Committee.

Michael Castellano

Mr. Michael J. Castellano is Independent Trustee of BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. Mr. Castellano is a Board Member and member of each Fund’s Audit Committee and Performance Oversight Committee. The Boards benefit from Mr. Castellano’s over forty year career in accounting. Mr. Castellano has served as Chief Financial Officer of Lazard Ltd. and as a Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Lazard Group. Prior to joining Lazard, Mr. Castellano held various senior management positions at Merrill Lynch & Co., including Senior Vice President—Chief Control Officer for Merrill Lynch’s capital markets businesses, Chairman of Merrill Lynch International Bank and Senior Vice President—Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch & Co., Mr. Castellano was a partner with Deloitte & Touche where he served a number of investment banking clients over the course of his 24 years with the firm. Mr. Castellano’s knowledge of financial and accounting matters qualifies him to serve as a member of each Fund’s Audit Committee.

Frank Fabozzi

Dr. Frank J. Fabozzi is Independent Trustee of BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. Dr. Fabozzi holds the designations of Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant. Dr. Fabozzi was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society’s Hall of Fame and is the 2007 recipient of the C. Stewart Sheppard Award given by the CFA Institute. The Boards benefit from Dr. Fabozzi’s experiences as a professor and author in the field of finance. Dr. Fabozzi’s experience as a Professor in the Practice of Finance and Becton Fellow at the Yale University School of Management and as editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management demonstrate his experience in the investment management and structured finance areas. Dr. Fabozzi has authored and edited numerous books and research papers on topics in investment management and financial econometrics, and his writings have focused on fixed income securities and portfolio management, many of which are considered standard references in the investment management industry. Dr. Fabozzi’s long-standing service on the Boards also provides him with a specific understanding of the Funds, their operations, and the business and regulatory issues facing the Funds. Moreover, Dr. Fabozzi’s knowledge of financial and accounting matters qualifies him to serve as a member of each Fund’s Audit Committee. Dr. Fabozzi’s independence from the Funds and the Funds’ investment adviser enhances his service as Chair of the Performance Oversight Committee and as a member of the ad hoc AMPS Committee.

Kathleen Feldstein

Dr. Kathleen Foley Feldstein is Independent Trustee of BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. Dr. Feldstein, who served as President of Economics Studies, Inc., an economic consulting firm, benefits the Boards by providing business leadership and experience and knowledge of economics. The Boards benefit from Dr. Feldstein’s experience as a director/trustee of publicly traded and private companies, including financial services, technology and telecommunications companies. Dr. Feldstein’s service on the Boards also provides her with an understanding of the Funds, their operations, and the business and regulatory issues facing the Funds. In addition, Dr. Feldstein’s independence from the Funds and the Funds’ investment adviser enhances her service as a member of the Compliance Committee, Governance and Nominating Committee and Performance Oversight Committee.

James Flynn

Mr. James T. Flynn is Independent Trustee of BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. Mr. Flynn’s five years as the Chief Financial Officer of JP Morgan & Co. provide the Boards with experience on financial reporting obligations and oversight of investments. Mr. Flynn’s service on the Boards also provides him with a specific understanding of the Funds, their operations, and the business and regulatory issues facing the Funds. Mr. Flynn’s knowledge of financial and accounting matters qualifies him to serve as a member of each Fund’s Audit Committee. Mr. Flynn’s independence from the Funds and the Funds’ investment adviser enhances his service as a member of the Performance Oversight Committee.

Henry Gabbay

Dr. Henry Gabbay is Trustee of BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. The Boards benefit from Dr. Gabbay’s many years of experience in administration, finance and financial services operations. Dr. Gabbay’s experience as a Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc., Chief Administrative Officer of BlackRock Advisors, LLC and President of BlackRock Funds provides the Boards with insight into investment company operational, financial and investment matters. Dr. Gabbay’s former positions as Chief Administrative Officer of BlackRock Advisors, LLC and as Treasurer of certain closed-end funds in the Closed-End Complex provide the Boards with direct knowledge of the operations of the Funds and their investment advisers. Dr. Gabbay’s service on the Boards also provides him with a specific understanding of the Funds, their operations, and the business and regulatory issues facing the Funds. Dr. Gabbay serves as a member of the Leverage Committee.

Jerrold Harris

Mr. Jerrold B. Harris is Independent Trustee of BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. Mr. Harris’s position as a director of BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation brings to the Boards the benefit of his experience as a director of a business development company governed by the 1940 Act and allows him to provide the Boards with added insight into the management practices of other financial companies. Mr. Harris’s service on the Boards also provides him with a specific understanding of the Funds, their operations and the business and regulatory issues facing the Funds. Mr. Harris’s independence from the Funds and the Funds’ investment adviser enhances his service as the Chair of the Compliance Committee and as a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee and Performance Oversight Committee. In addition, Mr. Harris is a member of the Joint Product Pricing Committee.

Robert Hubbard

Dr. Robert Glenn Hubbard,Ph.D., is Independent Trustee of BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. Dr. Hubbard has served in roles in the field of economics, including as the Chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers of the President of the United States. Dr. Hubbard serves as the Dean of Columbia Business School, has served as a member of the Columbia Faculty and as a Visiting Professor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Harvard Business School and the University of Chicago. Dr. Hubbard’s experience as an advisor to the President of the United States adds a dimension of balance to the Funds’ governance and provides perspective on economic issues. Dr. Hubbard’s service on the boards of KKR Financial Corporation, ADP and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company provides the Boards with the benefit of his experience with the management practices of other financial companies. Dr. Hubbard’s service on the Boards also provides him with a specific understanding of the Funds, their operations, and the business and regulatory issues facing the Funds. Dr. Hubbard’s independence from the Funds and the Funds’ investment adviser enhances his service as the Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Compliance Committee and Performance Oversight Committee.

W. Carl Kester

Dr. W. Carl Kester is Independent Trustee of BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. The Boards benefit from Dr. Kester’s experiences as a professor and author in finance, and his experience as the George Fisher Baker Jr. Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and as Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs at Harvard Business School adds to the Board experience in corporate finance and corporate governance. Dr. Kester has authored and edited numerous books and research papers on both subject matters, including co-editing a volume of finance case studies used worldwide. Dr. Kester’s service on the Boards also provides him with a specific understanding of the Funds, their operations, and the business and regulatory issues facing the Funds. Dr. Kester’s knowledge of financial and accounting matters qualifies him to serve as a member of each Fund’s Audit Committee. In addition, Dr. Kester’s independence from the Funds and the Funds’ investment adviser enhances his service as a member of the Performance Oversight Committee and ad hoc AMPS Committee.
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