JPMorgan Chase joined PNDC as a sustaining member in March 2016. They quickly came onboard as the presenting sponsor of the 2016 NW Military Employer Summit.

We spoke with Brian McDowell, Market Director and Executive Director for Chase Private Client & Chase Investments, about the importance of JPMorgan's membership in the PNDC.

What was the motivation behind becoming a PNDC member?

Our motivation in joining PNDC is primarily threefold: (1) to combine our existing efforts with others in the region to strengthen, support, and promote Veterans and firms supporting the defense industry in the Northwest: (2) to provide PNDC and its members with JPMC’s global insight, information, and perspective, in support of financial and other important decision making; and (3) to become a potential business partner to select member firms who may need JPMC capabilities as a financial services provider.

Why sponsoring the Military Employer Summit was important to JPMorgan?

As a firm, we believe very strongly in supporting those individuals and associated families who made the courageous decision to support and defend our country through military service.  We think one of the most important ways to support Veterans, Services Members, and their families, is through enabling viable possibilities to earn a living wage.  Specifically: through employment, small business creation, or individual skill development leading to employment.  We see PNDC’s Military Employer Summit as an event that exemplifies this concept in function and spirit, and, found it to be in strong alignment with our corporate values, so, it was a very natural progression for us to directly support the event.

Thank you to JPMorgan Chase for your support!

PNDC Sustaining Members are companies that aren’t typically in the government supply chain, but seek to work with PNDC Member companies.
2016 NW Military Employer Summit