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Martha J. Gallo

Martha is the General Auditor for JPMorgan Chase and has responsibility for the firm’s internal audit function. Prior to this role, she served as Chief Operating Officer for Global Finance where she provided leadership for Global Finance’s operations and strategic technology agendas.

Since joining JPMorgan in 1981, she has held numerous leadership positions including Co-Head of Technology, COO of Credit Risk, and CFO/COO of Technology and Operations. She also served as the Chief Auditor for JPMorgan from 1998-2001. Martha is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and has served on a number of firmwide committees including Risk Management, Technology Council, and the Corporate Diversity Council.

Martha is deeply involved in women and diversity agendas globally. She is on the board of Upwardly Global and is a strong supporter of the Global Fund for Women and the Women’s Refugee Commission. Martha believes a women’s productive contribution to society - via family, business and government – makes the world a more healthy, vibrant and peaceful place.

She lives in Battery Park City with her husband, Chuck Kerner (BS ’74, MBA ’76) and her two daughters, Catherine and Annie. She is active in the Lower Manhattan community and was Co-President of the Battery Park City Parents and Neighbors Association from 2002-2007. Martha is also a Director of the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation.

Martha has two Cornell degrees: a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies and a M.B.A. in accounting.