Barry Simmons of JPMorgan Chase has been promoted to Divisional Director-Wealth for the East Division of JPMorgan Chase US Wealth Management. He also serves as Co-Chair of JPMorgan Chase’s Black Executive Leadership Forum and supports Chase’s Advancing Black Pathways (ABP) initiative, which seeks to help the black community close historical achievement gaps in education, wealth, career success. Barry is one of the bank’s most prominent black voices and mentors internally and externally.
In his new role, Barry will be based in New York, overseeing over 1,300 advisors in nearly 1,500 branches.
In addition to his leadership positions at the firm advancing rising African Americans into leadership, executive and managerial roles, he also has a prominent voice in the community with board seats across the Los Angeles Urban League, Junior Achievement of Southern California, and One Hundred Black Men, INC. of New York.
In his previous role as Divisional Director of California, Barry oversaw 1,000 branches and 10,000 people. He joined Chase in 2016 and previously worked for Merrill Lynch and Bank of America.