Katie Keenan, president of Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (BXMT), has been named chief executive officer, effective June 30, 2021. She will succeed Steve Plavin, who remains a key member of the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies leadership team. In connection with her appointment, Keenan will join the BXMT Board of Directors. Keenan joined Blackstone in 2012. During her tenure, she has overseen the origination of over $8 billion of loans across asset types and markets.