Mercedeh Mortazavi is a Vice President at JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Global Philanthropy department, a global leader dedicated to driving inclusive economic growth in communities worldwide. JPMorgan Chase has made a commitment to invest $2 billion over five years to strengthen workforce systems, strengthen neighborhoods, grow small businesses, and improve the financial health of individuals – an investment part of the firms $30 billion racial equity initiative.
Mercedeh is responsible for designing and executing the firm’s national philanthropic strategies on neighborhood development, a $400 million, five year portfolio focused on affordable housing connected to economic opportunities. Mercedeh also manages large-scale national initiatives, including the PRO Neighborhoods Competition and AdvancingCities Challenge aimed at advancing solutions that tackle major social and economic challenges across the country.
Mercedeh has been with the firm for over 8 years. Prior to this role, Mercedeh managed the Greater Washington, D.C. region strategic initiatives in Corporate Responsibility by working across lines of business to implement business, community, and employee strategies to increase brand awareness, revenue, and impactful philanthropic and business initiatives.
Mercedeh holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management and International Business from the Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business. She also studied International Business at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.