Mel Martinez is Chairman of the Southeast & Latin America for JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Chairman of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. He serves on JPMorgan Chase's Executive Committee and is the senior executive in Florida and the region, representing the firm at the most senior levels to clients—from businesses to large corporations to nonprofits and governments. As Chairman of the Foundation, Martinez oversees and coordinates JPMorgan Chase's global strategy and efforts in philanthropy and charitable giving.
He joined JPMorgan Chase in July 2010, after representing Florida as a U.S. Senator, serving as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, serving as Mayor of Orange County in Orlando, Fla., and working as a private sector attorney for 25 years.
During his tenure in the U.S. Senate, Martinez served as a member on the following committees: Banking, Armed Services (Ranking Member of Sea Power Subcommittee), Foreign Relations, Energy and Natural Resources, Commerce and the Special Committee on Aging (Ranking Member).
He has always had a great desire to give back and currently serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity International, among other civic organizations.
Martinez and his wife, Kitty, have three children and four grandchildren.