Brian Lamb is the global head of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at JPMorgan Chase & Co. He is responsible for creating and executing a holistic internal and external strategy — further incorporating a diversity lens into how the firm develops products and services, serves clients, helps communities and supports employees. In this capacity, Brian reports to the Co-Presidents of JPMorgan Chase.
His oversight includes the employee Business Resource Groups (BRGs) and the Asian, Black, Hispanic and LGBT+ Executive Forums, Global Supplier Diversity, and the firmwide D&I programs ― Advancing Black Leaders, Advancing Black Pathways, Military & Veterans Affairs, the Office of Disability Inclusion and Women on the Move.
Brian previously worked for Fifth Third Bank where his career spanned 13+ years. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President and head of Retail Banking. In prior leadership roles, he was responsible for the comprehensive strategic framework of the Bank’s civic commitments and reputation management. This included oversight of multiple areas including Community Economic Development, the Bank’s Community Development Corporation, Corporate Communications, Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility, and Ethics.
Throughout his career, Brian has remained passionate about diversity and inclusion. Notably, he partnered with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition to launch a $30 billion community commitment that focused on access to capital for small businesses, first-time home ownership and
educational opportunities for underserved communities.
Brian serves as vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida and has received numerous accolades. Preserve Vision Florida, named him as its 2020 Person of Vision and he was also named a Man of Honor in Cincinnati in 2019 — celebrating African American men who make a difference in the community. In 2018, he was named to Savoy Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America and in 2016 was named to the Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame.
Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from the University of South Florida. He is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate Banking School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Brian currently lives in Ohio with his wife Paulette and 3 children.