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Paula Chirhart

Senior Vice President

External Relations — New York

Paula Chirhart is a Senior Vice President in the Global Public Affairs Group. She serves as a firm spokesperson in Blackstone's dealings with the press.

Ms. Chirhart joined Blackstone in 2015 from global financial services provider Macquarie Group where she served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications in the Americas. During her eight-year tenure at Macquarie, she served as the primary spokesperson for a number of the firm’s businesses, including the external communications initiatives for Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA). Prior to joining Macquarie, she was a Vice President at Abernathy MacGregor, a leading NY-based financial communications firm, where she worked on communications efforts relating to transactions, crisis management and corporate reputation-building. She started her career as a Research Associate for the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University.

Ms. Chirhart received a BA from The University of Virginia