J. P. Morgan Chase BOLD Business Resource Group Co-Chair Facilitates Discussion on Professional Development for Black History Month at Guttman Community College 

New York, N.Y. (February 16, 2024) – In commemoration of Black History Month, Guttman Community College hosted a Career Pathway panel in which J. P. Morgan Business Resource Group professionals discussed their own professional trajectories and shared mobility tips that they have leveraged on behalf of their career successes. 

The panel was led by J. P. Morgan Chase Black Organization for Leadership Development (BOLD) Business Resource Group Co-Chair Jesse Jackson. Dr. Jackson, who is the head of consumer and community banking and firmwide operations new joiner experience at J. P. Morgan Chase & Co., spoke with four panelists: Vice President and GFCC Detect/Report Lead Jasper Brown, Vice President and Product Manager Bianca Parrish, Senior Associate of Marketing Strategy Naika Accimeus, and Vice President and Applied AI ML Lead Taurean Parker. Dr. Jackson emphasized the event’s importance for promoting equity and tapping into the potential of Guttman’s student body.

“We know that talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not,” said Dr. Jackson. “Our Career Pathway panel at Guttman is focused on expanding career opportunities for students in this talented community.” 

Guttman Community College President Larry Johnson noted that part of the College’s mission is to advance the professional readiness and opportunities for its students.  

“Preparing students for careers of the future is a top priority at Guttman. We are committed to students gaining the competitive edge as evidenced in our strategic roadmap: Guttman Forward 2028. J. P. Morgan Chase is a reputable financial institution, and we are fortunate to have partnered with Dr. Jesse Jackson and his colleagues to enlighten current students and alumni.” 

Black Organization for Leadership Development (BOLD) is one of a select number of business resource groups (BRGs) at J. P. Morgan Chase & Co. BRGs are forums for employees to voice their opinions freely, share ideas, and collaborate with like-minded colleagues at all levels across the firm, around the globe. Through events, networking opportunities, career development initiatives, and more, our BRGs are designed to enhance the experience of our employees and continue to foster a culture of openness and inclusion. 

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College was CUNY’s first new community college in more than forty years. Reimagining what community college could be, Guttman opened its doors in Manhattan in August 2012 to create a research-based, innovative model focused on moving students efficiently toward graduation. Offering associate degree programs in a nurturing environment, the College’s three-year graduation rate consistently surpasses the national average, and most graduates transfer to senior colleges. Guttman is federally designated as a Hispanic-serving institution and minority-serving institution with more than 85% of the student population identifying as Latine or Black/African American. The College was named the best community college in America in 2020 and the top community college in New York State for 2020, 2021, and 2022 by Niche.com and other ranking agencies.