Press Release – NEW YORK, April 17, 2017 – JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced today the appointment of Dr. Jill Biden, the former Second Lady of the United States, to its Military and Veterans Affairs External Advisory Council. The council advises the firm on a comprehensive strategy to design programs and products aimed at serving the unique needs of members of the military, veterans and their families.
“As a military mom, I know how important the transition to civilian life can be for the entire family. JPMorgan Chase has gone to its strengths to offer innovative support of our transitioning service members; I am honored to join them,” said Dr. Biden.
“We’re incredibly honored to have Dr. Biden join our ranks and help guide our efforts in serving military members and veterans as they transition into civilian life,” said JPMorgan Chase Chief Operating Officer Matt Zames. “Dr. Biden’s commitment to our veterans is palpable and the experience and foresights she’ll bring to the Advisory Council will be an invaluable addition that will no doubt positively impact the lives of many.”
Jill Biden is a mother and grandmother, a lifelong educator, a proud military mom, and an active member of her community. As Second Lady, Dr. Biden worked to bring attention to the sacrifices made by military families. Through their Joining Forces initiative, Dr. Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama issued a national challenge to all Americans to take action and find ways to support and engage our military families in their own communities. Joining Forces aimed to educate, challenge, and spark action from all sectors of our society – citizens, communities, businesses, non-profits, faith-based institutions, philanthropic organizations, and government – to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives. With the launch of the Biden Foundation in February 2017, Dr. Biden will continue her commitment to supporting military families.
The JPMorgan Chase Military and Veterans Affairs External Advisory Council, started in 2011, includes a diverse array of individuals who are committed to uplifting service members, veterans and their families. Current members include: General Raymond T. Odierno (USA, Ret.), General Stanley A. McChrystal (USA, Ret.), Command Sergeant Major Cynthia A. Pritchett (USA, Ret.), Sergeant Major Carlton W. Kent (USMC, Ret.), Michelle Brito, Laban P. Jackson, Jr., Nathaniel Fick, Roger T. Staubach and Matthew C. Flavin.
JPMorgan Chase has supported veterans since before World War I. The Military and Veterans Affairs program works closely with the company’s business and consumer facing facets and with non-profit and government partners to ensure that service members and veterans and their families have access to resources including products and services, employment opportunities, small business and strategic initiatives, and talent acquisition and development. Since the program started in 2011, JPMorgan Chase has hired more than 11,000 veterans and facilitated 385,000 veteran hires through the Veteran Jobs Mission coalition; awarded more than 900 mortgage-free homes to military families in need; helped 6,600 veterans and military spouses complete 9,100 career certifications through Veterans Career Transition Program at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, which was co-founded and is supported by JPMorgan Chase and Syracuse University. Learn more at: www.jpmorganchase.com/veterans
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