Dorian Cockrell, is the Vice President, Global Philanthropy with JPMorgan Chase covering Austin, Houston, and San Antonio markets. He sets the strategic direction and vision, as well as, oversees Chase’s philanthropic investments in these 3 cities.
He was previously the Workforce Operations Manager, Houston-Galveston Area Council. As operations manager, Dorian was responsible for providing strategic planning and direction for the workforce investment board that serves the 13-County Houston-Galveston region. He also worked at United Way of Greater Houston as Senior Manager, Workforce Development. During his time at United Way, he led United Way THRIVE’s workforce efforts to help hard-working families improve their incomes, build savings, and acquire assets to help them secure better futures.
Dorian serves on several statewide education and workforce advisory councils in Texas to advance workforce and racial equity.
Dorian is also a Houston-Chapter NationSwell Council member to work with other service-minded leaders across the nation to find solutions to move our country forward.
In 2016, Dorian received prestigious recognition as a Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree.
Dorian earned his Master of Public Administration from University of Texas at Arlington, and received nomination into the University of Texas System, Archer Center Graduate Program in Public Policy.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with emphasis in Social Work and Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington. Dorian is also a member of Phi Alpha Alpha and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.