Cleveland, March 19, 2012 – Chase has named longtime Northeast Ohio banker James R. Geuther as regional president of the bank and head of its commercial banking business in Northeast Ohio.
A native of Northeast Ohio, Geuther began his banking career 27 years ago with JPMorgan Chase predecessor Bank One. He transitioned to Key Bank and served in a variety of leadership roles in business and commercial banking, as well as wealth management during his 20 years with the company. Geuther joined FirstMerit Bank in 2007 to lead the commercial team in Cleveland and most recently served as the managing director of Business Banking.
Geuther succeeds Jim Malz, who was promoted to Columbus market president and head of Middle Market commercial banking across Ohio.
“I am excited to bring Jim on board,” said Jim Malz. “He is a first-rate banker and proven strategic leader in the northeast Ohio market. His dedication and leadership skills will continue to serve our commercial customers and our community exceptionally well.”
Geuther is active in the Northeast Ohio community and currently sits on the boards of the Center for Families & Children, and Employers Resource Council. He earned a B.S. in Finance from Miami University and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve.
Chase is Ohio’s largest financial services employer and one of the state’s 10 largest employers, with more than 22,000 people serving customers across the state. Chase has more than 290 branches and 892 ATMs located throughout the Buckeye State. Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves consumers and small businesses through 5,500 bank branches, 17,200 ATMs, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships across the country. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com.
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