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IVMF Announces New Appointments to Advisory Board
The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) has announced the appointment of two new members to its external advisory board.
JPMorgan Chase Vice Chairman John Donnelly has accepted a seat on the IVMF Board. David Owen, the global chief administrative officer at JPMorgan Chase & Co. will also join the IVMF Advisory Board as its co-chairman, assuming co-leadership of the board with Daniel A. D’Aniello (’68), cofounder and chairman of the Carlyle Group.
“We are proud and humbled that David and John have agreed to join the IVMF Advisory Board,” says Vice Chancellor Mike Haynie, the IVMF’s executive director and founder. “Both David and John have been longtime advocates for the nation’s veterans and military-connected families, and we’re excited that these world-class leaders will join the IVMF mission.”
The IVMF will leverage Owen’s years of expertise in global business development, marketing and integration as it continues to grow and support military veterans and their families.
With his background in human resources and leadership training, Donnelly will lend his extensive experience with global financial institutions to assist the IVMF with its national program expansion and sustainability efforts.
Owen and Donnelly have been instrumental in driving JPMorgan Chase’s commitment to positioning service members, veterans and their families for long-term post-service success through its many programs, including its signature facilitation of the Veterans Job Mission, a coalition of 240 large companies committed to hiring one million veterans. Owen and Donnelly will now bring that same passion and advocacy to the IVMF.
“Having worked at JPMorgan Chase prior to joining the IVMF, I saw first hand the firm’s impressive commitment to helping veterans succeed once they transition from military service—whether through careers in the private sector or small business ownership. Such commitment from a company does not happen without strong and dedicated leadership from the top of the organization,” says Maureen Casey, COO at the IVMF and former managing director of JPMC’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. “David and John joined JPMC’s chairman and CEO, Jamie Dimon, and others in leveraging the bank’s expertise and resources to serve those who have given so much for our country. Both David and John bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team, and we very much look forward to working with them.”
Members of the IVMF Advisory Board come from industry, higher education and the veteran and military community. They provide advice and counsel to institute leadership, and confer insight and input focused on the institute’s strategic objectives and planning process. The board also helps to assess the impact of IVMF programs, and makes recommendations related to future programming and areas of strategic focus. A complete list of IVMF board members can be found on the IVMF website.
Donnelly is a vice chairman at JPMorgan Chase and advisor to the chairman and CEO and the firm’s operating committee on senior talent and other workforce matters. From 2009-18, Donnelly was executive vice president, head of human resources, for JPMorgan Chase and a member of the company’s operating committee.
Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase in January 2009, Donnelly was head of human resources for Citigroup. He was a member of Citi’s senior leadership group from 2000-09.
From 1997–2000, he was head of human resources for Salomon Smith Barney and a member of the operating committee. Donnelly joined Smith Barney in 1978 and became head of human resources for the firm in 1994.
Donnelly is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and currently on the Dean’s Advisory Council. He is the executive sponsor of JPMorgan Chase’s Veteran Business Resource Group and is on the company’s external Military & Veterans advisory council. Donnelly also serves on the boards of two not-for-profit groups: the Health Transformation Alliance, an organization that brings together over 50 of the largest U.S. employers dedicated to making improving in the cost and quality of healthcare; and Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a charitable organization that provides trained guide dogs for visually impaired individuals.
He lives in Rye, New York, with his wife, Nancy.
Owen is the chief administrative officer of JPMorgan Chase. The chief administrative office is comprised of multiple global functions that support JPMorgan Chase’s businesses in 60 countries, including operations, real estate, security and investigations and the Global Service Centers in India and the Philippines.
Most recently, Owen was chief financial officer of consumer and community banking, which encompasses all of Chase’s consumer businesses, including consumer banking, mortgage banking, card services, auto finance, business banking and Chase Wealth Management.
Before joining JPMorgan Chase, Owen worked at Bank of America for eight years. During his time there, he had a variety of line and staff roles, including running Bank of America’s online and mobile channels, managing fraud and claims operations and running the Retail Payments P&L. He was also responsible for consumer bank marketing and ran the LaSalle Bank transition.
Previously, Owen was a principal in Booz Allen Hamilton’s financial services practice in New York. During his seven years at Booz Allen, he worked on a range of strategy, marketing and cost re-engineering projects in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia.
Owen serves on the board of directors for the United Way of New York City and for the American Red Cross of Greater New York. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan and a master of business administration from George Mason University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne School, and served in the U.S. Army Reserve.
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Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private international research university dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering student success through teaching excellence, rigorous scholarship and interdisciplinary research. Comprising 11 academic schools and colleges, the University has a long legacy of excellence in the liberal arts, sciences and professional disciplines that prepares students for the complex challenges and emerging opportunities of a rapidly changing world. Students enjoy the resources of a 270-acre main campus and extended campus venues in major national metropolitan hubs and across three continents. Syracuse’s student body is among the most diverse for an institution of its kind across multiple dimensions, and students typically represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Syracuse also has a long legacy of supporting veterans and is home to the nationally recognized Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the first university-based institute in the U.S. focused on addressing the unique needs of veterans and their families.