Michelle R. Thomas joined JPMorgan Chase in 2000. She is vice president of Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations for JPMorgan Chase and responsible for managing a multi-million dollar corporate giving budget for the Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma region. Michelle is also responsible for implementing the firm’s strategic approach to philanthropy, which is multifaceted and aims to address community needs in the local market. She serves on the Dallas Market Leadership Team and represents the firm at community events.
Michelle has been in the financial industry for more than 25 years as a banker, human resource and community development professional. A Dallas native, Michelle earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from the University of Oklahoma and a MBA from Dallas Baptist University. In addition, she received her teaching certification from the State of Texas and Oklahoma.
She is personally committed to the community through her many volunteer roles, including Advisory Board of the Center for Nonprofit Management, Junior League of Dallas and the Kipp DFW Council, Board of Director for the Methodist Health Foundation, UT Southwestern Medical Foundation and TACA. She is an alumnus of Leadership Dallas and a member of Dallas Assembly and Dallas Summit. Michelle was recently recognized as a 2014 Minority Business Leader in the Dallas Business Journal, recipient of the 2015 Business and Civic Leader award by the Dallas Black Dance Theater, the 2015 Income Award by United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the 2017 Heritage Award by the African American Museum. Under Michelle’s leadership, JPMorgan Chase received Outstanding Corporation of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2015.
Being a catalyst for meaningful, positive, and sustainable change within high need neighborhoods and communities across the globe is important to JPMorgan Chase and to Michelle as a champion of the firm’s commitment to corporate responsibility which is focused on driving inclusive economic growth.
Chase and J.P. Morgan are affiliates of JPMorgan Chase & Co., which employs more than 26,000 Texans. The firm employs more than 12,500 people in North Texas, making it one of the 10 largest employers in North Texas.