Northern Trust this week named Marie Dzanis senior vice president and head of ETF sales and servicing where she’ll oversee the firm’s FlexShares exchange-traded funds unit.

Dzanis, who most recently was in charge of developing and leading the Eastern U.S. private client sales division for BlackRock iShares’ ETF products, will be based in Northern Trust’s Chicago headquarters and report to Shundrawn Thomas, managing director and global business head of the ETF Group.

"Marie's in-depth knowledge of exchange traded fund sales and the broader asset management industry will be invaluable for Northern Trust," Thomas said in a statement. "Her relationships with financial advisory teams and broker dealers across the United States will advance our business goals."

Prior to her tenure at BlackRock, Dzanis was a vice president and regional manager for the Eastern United States at JP Morgan Asset Management where she developed and oversaw the sales distribution team for separately managed accounts and mutual fund assets.