JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon promoted Lauren Tyler to general auditor and appointed her to the largest U.S. lender’s company-wide executive committee.
Tyler, who ran JPMorgan’s investor relations department, will report directly to Dimon and the board’s audit committee, which is run by Laban Jackson, Dimon said in a memo sent to employees today. Tyler previously served as a managing director at the New York-based firm’s investment bank, he wrote.
“She is a proven and trusted leader, and she is highly respected by her colleagues around the world and by my partners on the operating committee,” Dimon said. Her appointment is effective immediately and a successor is being sought, he said.
Tyler has been in charge of the company’s relationships with investors and research analysts over the last two and half years and was named the best investor relations professional among the largest banks by Institutional Investor magazine earlier this year, he said. She’s replacing Martha Gallo, who took the job as head of global compliance and regulatory management, Dimon said.
Jackson, a holdover from Bank One Corp. before it merged with JPMorgan Chase in 2004, is chairman and CEO of Clear Creek Properties, a real-estate development company in Lexington, Kentucky.