Community Leader and JPMorgan Chase Executive Dennis Bassett Announces
INDIANAPOLIS -- October 31, 2013
JPMorgan Chase announced today the retirement of Dennis Bassett, Chairman of
Chase for Indiana, and the embodiment of a community banker for the past 40
years. Bassett, 65 has served as the firm’s top executive in the state for 10
years; a term that will conclude at the end of 2013.
“Dennis’ focus on serving customers, cultivating exceptional employees and
providing leadership in the community throughout his career helped solidify
Chase’s position in the market,” said Tony Maggiore, President of the Midwest,
Chase Middle Market Banking. “He’s been a valuable contributor to the success
of JPMorgan Chase. We will miss his insight, energy, warmth and integrity.”
Bassett began his banking career in 1973 with Indiana National Bank and has
since served as chief executive officer of Bank One of Indiana, president of
Huntington Bank in Indiana, and in executive positions at Chase’s predecessor
banks through four significant mergers.
Managing a portfolio of middle market companies was Bassett‘s start in the
commercial banking world. It helped him hone the attributes that would define
his leadership – astute analytical abilities, clear and frequent
communication, and the ability to partner and build deep relationships.
“It has been a privilege to serve this community. Indiana has remarkable
businesses, distinguished cultural and philanthropic organizations and the
greatest people in the world; especially the men and women of JPMorgan Chase,”
said Bassett. “I’m proud of the work we have done together – in business,
philanthropically and civically. Together we have built a strong, vibrant
community and positioned it to thrive for generations to come.”
Beyond his role as the leader of Chase in Indiana, Bassett serves the
community as a trustee of Butler University; Central Indiana Corporate
Partnership, Indiana State Chamber of Commerce, Greater Indianapolis Progress
Committee, Indiana Sports Corp., Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Center for
Leadership Development, and Arts Council of Indianapolis.
He also has served on the boards of the Indiana Neighborhood Housing
Partnership, Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Peyback Foundation,
BehaviorCorp and he chaired Youthlinks Golf Charity for six years. He was the
board president of the Sharon L. Bassett Foundation since its inception.
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