VanNhi Nguyen is Vice President of Community Engagement at JPMorgan Chase. She currently manages the strategy creation and execution of the Firm’s community and public engagement work in Houston, Central Texas (Austin and San Antonio), and Louisiana.

She has extensive experience in community development at both the local and national level. Prior to joining JPMC, VanNhi was a Senior Program Officer at LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) where she directed the economic development strategy for Houston. She invested in efforts to expand asset building, workforce readiness, housing access, and grow small businesses.

Previously, VanNhi served at the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD) where she provided technical assistance to a network of HUD housing counseling organizations located across the U.S. During this time she also partnered with organizations to identify local needs and led efforts to drive policy change.

VanNhi earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is based in Houston, TX where she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and exploring the culinary benefits of living in one of the most diverse cities in the U.S.