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Ellen DiVerniero kicks off JPMorgan Chase & Co. 2009 Spring Speaker Series Feb. 4

January 30, 2009

Kelly Homan Rodoski
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Kelly Homan Rodoski

JPMorgan Chase & Co. opens its 2009 Spring Speaker Series at Syracuse University with Ellen DiVerniero, JPMorgan Chase managing director and global head of talent sourcing and development, on Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Lundgren Room in the Life Sciences Complex. DiVerniero will speak on "Critical Career Decisions: Transforming Your Education Into the Right Occupation." The event is free and open to the public; parking is available in SU pay lots.

In addition to her firm-wide responsibilities, DiVerniero is the head of training, entry programs and staffing for the bank's corporate functions. In this role, she oversees talent management, performance management, mobility and retention strategies, and skills-based training for technology, operations, real estate, audit, risk, finance, strategy, legal and compliance, and human resources, as well as the entry-level programs associated with those businesses. DiVerniero has been with the firm for 17 years and holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Albertus Magnus College.

While on campus, DiVerniero will also meet with faculty and students in The College of Arts and Sciences and with SU career directors.

"The speaker series brings to campus leaders in such areas as IT, governance, infrastructure management, human resources, law and finance," says School of Information Studies professor David Dischiave, who led the design of the JPMorgan Chase speaker series at SU. "These visits provide our students with a wonderful opportunity to interact with practitioners and to network with future employers. It also allows faculty members to gather input from professionals so they can incorporate changes into the curriculum to better meet the current and future needs of industry."

The next speaker in the series will be Carter Franke, managing director and branding executive at JPMorgan Chase, on Feb. 11.

About the partnership
In June 2007, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Syracuse University established a unique corporate-university collaboration and joint venture. The purpose of the collaboration is to develop education and work experience innovations in the area of financial services information technology, leveraging each other's knowledge and expertise in the building of a best in class curriculum for entry level technologists and to collaborate on projects of joint interest that provide value to both organizations and to society. For more information about JPMorgan Chase or the Syracuse-JPMorgan Chase partnership, visit

About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.2 trillion, operations in more than 60 countries and more than 180,000 employees. JPMorgan Chase is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. The firm serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional, and government clients under its JPMorgan Chase and WaMu brands.

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