The Class Day Committee proudly announces the selection of Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO ofÿJPMorgan Chase & Co., as the Class Day 2009 Keynote Speaker.
Mr. Dimon became Chairman of the Board, effective January 1, 2007, following his appointment as CEO on January 1, 2006. He also assumed the title of President upon JPMorgan Chase’s merger with Bank One Corporation on July 1, 2004.
Mr. Dimon began his professional career at American Express Company, serving as Assistant to the President from 1982 until 1985.ÿ He then became a key member of the team that launched and defined the strategy for Commercial Credit Company in October 1986, when the consumer lending company was spun off from Control Data Corporation. He served as Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Vice President, and then President.ÿA completely restructured Commercial Credit made numerous acquisitions and divestitures, substantially improving its profitability.ÿ Most significantly, in 1987, it acquired and changed its name to Primerica Corporation, which in 1993 acquired The Travelers Corporation and was renamed Travelers Group.
At Travelers, Mr. Dimon was President and Chief Operating Officer for seven years. He was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of its Smith Barney, Inc. subsidiary in January 1996, having previously been the firm’s Chief Operating and Chief Administrative Officer.ÿ In November 1997, with the merger of Smith Barney and Salomon Brothers, he became Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of the combined firm. In 1998, he was named President of Citigroup, Inc., the global financial services company formed by the combination of Travelers Group and Citicorp in 1998. In addition, he served as Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Salomon Smith Barney Holdings, Inc., the investment banking and securities brokerage subsidiary.
In 2000, Mr. Dimon was named Chairman and CEO of Bank One. During his four years with the company, he engineered a dramatic turnaround – taking the bank from a half-billion-dollar loss in 2000 to record earnings of $3.5 billion in 2003.
A summa cum laude graduate of Tufts University, Mr. Dimon holds an MBA degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business, where he was a Baker Scholar.ÿ He serves on the boards of directors of a number of non-profit institutions, including the Federal
Reserve Bank of New York, Harvard Business School and the United Negro College Fund.
Jamie Dimon, Chairman & CEO, JP Morgan & Co.
Mr. Dimon and his wife, Judy, have three daughters.
Class Day Co-Chairs: Temitope Abereoje (OA); Deidre-Ann Perry (OF).
Class Day Committee: Aman Khaira (OG); Rodrigo Barrenechea (OB); Todd Orenstein (NE); Anjali Vaidya (NA); Jamie Chang (NG).