Thasunda Brown Duckett

Erik Tanner—The New York Times/Redux
  • Title
    CEO, Chase Consumer Banking
  • Affiliation
    JPMorgan Chase
  • Age
  • 2019 Rank

Overseeing more than $600 billion in deposits, Duckett is also spearheading JPMorgan’s branch expansion, which since its launch in 2018 has picked up steam: The bank plans to open 400 new locations, with about a third in low- and moderate-income areas. Amid the pandemic, the bank temporarily closed 20% of branches, but provided $1,000 bonuses and five extra paid days off to frontline employees who had to keep showing up. And last year, Duckett helped create, as executive sponsor, a new program within the company intended to help close the racial wealth gap. In September, the bank added her to its leadership team.

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