Today, JPMorgan Chase announced Brian Lamb as the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion. Beginning May 4, Lamb will assume the newly created position and report to the firm’s co-presidents, responsible for executing a strategy that builds on the firm’s existing work and further incorporates a diversity lens into how the firm develops products and services, serves clients, helps communities, and supports employees.
The new role will strengthen and improve coordination of the firm’s existing strategy to support underserved communities as well as elevate the firm’s existing Diversity & Inclusion initiatives, including Advancing Black Pathways, Advancing Black Leaders, Military & Veterans Affairs, Women on the Move, the Office of Disability Inclusion, Global Supplier Diversity, and regional and line of business diversity functions. These focused efforts to-date have strengthened the firmwide culture in important and measurable ways.
In a statement released by JPMorgan Chase, Lamb shared his excitement about joining the company at such a pivotal time in corporate America.
“I’m excited to join JPMorgan Chase and help to further foster a culture where diversity and inclusion are a central and driving force. A company that is diverse and inclusive can better serve our customers, employees and communities—and that is good for business.”
Gordon Smith, co-president for JPMorgan Chase and CEO for Consumer & Community Banking said that JPMorgan is grateful to have Lamb on the team.
“Brian’s deep experience is precisely what we need to help our firm build on our diverse and inclusive culture, and drive it into every corner of our company. Building a culture where all employees and customers are treated equally and feel welcome is a business imperative, and we’re fortunate to have Brian’s leadership in this critical area.”
Lamb has a track record of leadership and is joining JPMorgan from Fifth Third Bank where he served as executive vice president and head of Retail Banking. Over the span of his 13-year career, he has led Fifth Third Bank as head of Wealth & Asset Management and chief corporate responsibility & reputation officer. He has also served as chair of the Tampa Bay Partnership and held board positions with the Florida Bankers Association and Florida Council of 100.
Some of Lamb’s notable work includes a former partnership with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, which was a $30 billion community commitment that focused on access to capital for small businesses, first-time homeownership, and educational opportunities for underserved communities and people of color.
Daniel Pinto, co-President for JPMorgan Chase and CEO, Corporate & Investment Bank is equally as excited to have Lamb spearhead the company’s efforts to become more inclusive.
“Applying a diversity lens to everything we do is critical to running a successful business,” said Pinto. “We are more effective when we take a diverse and inclusive approach to our work, and with Brian on board, I believe we’ll be more successful all around.”
As JPMorgan Chase continues its efforts to diversify the company and support communities of color, Lamb is ready to help lead the charge.