Barclays Global Investors has hired Stephen Jobe as director of its iShares 529 programs.

He joins the firm from Morgan Stanley, where he oversaw the retail 529 college savings plan business as director of education strategies. Before that, he was with Allianz Global Investors for 10 years, where he launched the CollegeAccess 529 plan in 2002.

Jobe is also a director and chairman of the legislative committee for the College Savings Foundation.

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