Jason is a is an independent board director, senior advisor, financial Expert, and managing director. In his governance roles, he serves as an experienced audit, finance Committee member, DEI Committee member, and governance committee member. His successful tenure as a finance and compliance and risk management has included leadership roles over team and units in the insurance, anti-money laundering and OFAC Sanctions, capital management, credit risk, consumer compliance and information technology areas.
Jason has twenty-two years in banking and investments and 16 years of regulatory and compliance experience. Jason has a strong knowledge of financial laws and regulations and corporate governance. Jason is also responsible for building staff development programs, hiring, onboarding, and training staff.
In the community Jason is also Director on the Board of Focus Fairies Mentoring serving a Vice Chair of the Board, Focus Fairie provides mentoring, and wellness support for girls and young ladies; and Can &Will Help Foundation, which provides ESL and GED services for young adults as well supports and resources to displaced families through shelters. Jason is founder, honoree and partner of the “Honorable Achievement” Scholarship Endowment Fund at Northfield Mount Hermon High School (Nov 1, 2022).
Jason is a member of the American Bankers Association (ABA) and serves on the leadership council of the ABA black banker ERG. Jason is a member and volunteer with the National Black MBA Association (NMBAA Chicago). Jason also serves his community, volunteering with the Woodlawn Community Food Pantry through the Edward G Irwin Foundation (EGIF) Achievement Center. Jason is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, Chicago Alumni Chapter.
In terms of leadership and education, Jason is a graduate of the Chicago Urban League (CUL) Impact Program through the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He received his B.A. in Economics from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. An is a Commissioned Bank Examiner.
Jason resides in Chicago, Illinois and is a proud father of two children, Jaylen (23) and Ava (4).