Linda M. Rodríguez
Executive Director, Global Philanthropy | JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Linda M. Rodríguez is an Executive Director in Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase Co. As part of the team that leads the firm’s global workforce development strategy, Linda oversees several youth initiatives, such as JPMorgan Chase’s $17 million investment in summer youth employment, which provides career readiness, skills development and work experiences for thousands of young people in over 20 cities.
Linda’s portfolio includes The Fellowship Initiative (TFI). Under her leadership, TFI earned recognition as a leading corporate mentoring program and has grown to support young men of color in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York City. Over 350 JPMorgan Chase employees have volunteered for TFI, primarily by making a three year commitment to serve as mentors to the Fellows.
Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Linda served as an Assistant Commissioner at the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). DYCD provides oversight for the City’s youth employment services and the nation’s largest out-of- school time (OST) system. While leading DYCD’s capacity building department, Linda managed technical assistance services for hundreds of youth organizations and organized the City’s first OST STEM-themed professional development conference.
Linda started her career in the nonprofit sector and has worked for several leading national organizations including ExpandED, Seedco, and The Posse Foundation. She served on the International Youth Foundation’s Global Youth Employment Advisory Group, New York City Young Men’s Initiative Advisory Board, and the Workforce Professionals and Training Institute Capacity Building Advisory Group.
Linda earned her Master’s degree at the University of Virginia and her Bachelor’s degree at Wesleyan University. As the first person to complete college in her family, Linda is proud to contribute to JPMorgan Chase’s efforts to expand economic opportunities for youth.