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Trustee Jes Staley '79 Named JPMorgan Investment Bank Head

Story posted September 30, 2009

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has named Trustee James E. "Jes" Staley '79 its new head of investment banking.

Staley, formerly the company's head of asset management, is now chief executive of the investment bank, traditionally considered the most prestigious part of JPMorgan Chase.

Staley, of New York City, joined J.P. Morgan & Co., one of JPMorgan Chase's predecessor firms, in 1979 following graduation from the College.

An economics major, Staley graduated cum laude and on the dean's list.

While a student he was a member of Chi Psi fraternity, and participated in tennis, rugby, Bowdoin Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, Bowdoin Swing Band, Presidential Nominating Committee, Budgetary Priorities Committee and the Committee on Investments.

He was elected to serve a five-year term on the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees in May 2007.

His prior service to Bowdoin College includes chairing the 25th Reunion Leadership Gift Committee and hosting the 25th Reunion Reception; he was also a Bowdoin Breakfast speaker in 2003.

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