First & Forward: Valerie Rainford & Jessica Leonard
Valerie Rainford is a Managing Director with JPMorgan Chase on the Corporate Process Improvement team.
Prior to joining Chase, Valerie was a senior leader with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for 21 years.
is an avid executive supporter of diversity and equality in many circles.
At Chase, she is a member of the firm's Black Leaders Forum.
She previously served as Chair of the Chase Mortgage Bank diversity council as well as on Chase's firm wide Global Diversity Council.
Valerie's commitment to the community is equally strong.
She co-founded the Black Women of Influence network, is a Steering Committee member of the Black Women for Black Girls Giving Circle and is a member of the esteemed Executive Leadership Council.
professional achievements and community involvement, Valerie
was honored in 2007 by the Network Journal magazine
as one of "25 Influential Black Women in Business" and in 2009 by the Harlem YMCA as a "Black Achiever in Industry".
Valerie's achievements have also been featured in Black Enterprise magazine