Chauncy Lennon

Chauncy Lennon

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Chauncy Lennon, Head of Workforce Initiatives at JPMorgan Chase, leads New Skills at Work, a 5 year $250 million initiative to help workers and industries invest in the skills needed to compete and prosper in the global economy. 

He joins JPMorgan Chase from the Ford Foundation, where his grant-making focused on promoting economic advancement for low-income workers by improving access to workforce development and work support programs. Prior to the Ford Foundation, Chauncy was senior vice president for Asset Building at Seedco, a national workforce development intermediary, where he was responsible for the growth and operation of national initiatives that connect low-wage workers to income-enhancing benefits and services. He also has extensive experience researching the mobility patterns of the working poor. He earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University, master's degree from the University of Chicago and bachelor's degree from Williams College. He has taught urban studies at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and at Barnard College.

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