Mary Callahan Erdoes

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Mary Callahan Erdoes
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Mary Callahan

(1967-08-13) August 13, 1967 (age 55)[1]
Alma materGeorgetown University[2]
Harvard University[3]
OccupationAsset & Wealth Management CEO at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
SpousePhilip Erdoes[3]

Mary Callahan Erdoes (born August 13, 1967) is Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management (a division of JPMorgan Chase), a global leader in investment management and private banking with over $4 trillion[5] in client assets. She is also one of the longest standing members of JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Operating Committee.

Early life and education[edit]

Mary Callahan was born on August 13, 1967, to Patricia and Patrick Callahan, Jr. Patrick Callahan was a former partner at investment banking firm Lazard Freres.[6] Callahan Erdoes was raised in Winnetka, Illinois, a North Shore suburb of Chicago.[7][8] She was raised in a Roman Catholic family of Irish descent.[8] Callahan Erdoes is an alumna of the all-girls Roman Catholic Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, Illinois.[9][10] Erdoes completed her bachelor's degree at Georgetown University, majoring in Mathematics. She was the only woman to complete a mathematics major at Georgetown at that time. She earned her MBA at Harvard Business School.[6]


Callahan Erdoes started her career with Stein Roe & Farnham, and described her maternal grandmother as instrumental for helping her get that job during college. She described her position there as a "glorified mailroom job".[1] She then moved on to Bankers Trust, where she worked in corporate finance, merchant banking, and high-yield debt underwriting. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, she was employed at Meredith, Martin & Kaye, a fixed-income specialty advisory firm, where she was responsible for credit research, trading, and individual portfolio management. In 1996, she joined J.P. Morgan Asset Management as head of fixed income for high-net-worth individuals, foundations, and endowments.[2] In March 2005, she was appointed CEO of J.P. Morgan Private Bank.[6] She assumed her current post in September 2009. She has been mentioned as a potential successor to JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon.[11]

Since 2012, Callahan Erdoes has been included in the 50 Most Influential list of Bloomberg Markets. Since March 2013, Business Insider included Callahan Erdoes on its list of the 25 most powerful women on Wall Street.[12] Since 2016, Callahan Erdoes has been named one of the most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.[13]

She is a board member of Robin Hood,[14] the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.[15] and the U.S.-China Business Council.[16] She also served on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets.[17] Erdoes is also on the Board of Trustees for Georgetown University and on the Global Advisory Boards for the Harvard Business School and Harvard University.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Callahan Erdoes met her husband Philip Erdoes at Harvard Business School. While Mrs Erdoes is Catholic, her husband is Jewish. They live in New York City with their three daughters : Mia, Morgan and Mason.[15] Her eldest daughter, Mia Erdoes, is a gymnast who competes at UCLA gymnastics team.

Callahan Erdoes donates to both the Democratic Party and Republican Party. She contributed to the presidential campaigns of John McCain and Mitt Romney in 2008 and 2012, respectively.[19]


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  3. ^ a b Gupte, Pranay (January 9, 2006). "The Difference Between Rich and Wealthy". The New York Sun. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Most Powerful Moms in Finance in pictures".
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  7. ^ "She Does the Math – The New York Times". The New York Times. March 13, 2016. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Mary Callahan Erdoes: Wall Street's $1 Trillion Woman". Forbes. October 18, 2015. Archived from the original on October 18, 2015. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  9. ^ "Woodlands Academy: Woodlands Alumna Mary Callahan Erdoes '85 Once Again a Forbes Most Powerful Honoree". March 13, 2016. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "Woodlands Academy Awards New Alumna Achievement Honor – Lake County News-Sun". Chicago Tribune. March 14, 2016. Archived from the original on March 14, 2016. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  11. ^ Keenan, Charles (October 2010). "#6 Mary Callahan Erdoes". American Banker and SourceMedia, Inc. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  12. ^ "The 25 Most Powerful Women on Wall Street". Business Insider. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
  13. ^ "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  14. ^ "Governance". October 9, 2016.
  15. ^ a b "Mary Callahan Erdoes". Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  16. ^ "Officers and Directors".
  17. ^ "Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets – FEDERAL RESERVE BANK of NEW YORK".
  18. ^ "Mary Callahan Erdoes". Alumni. Retrieved September 13, 2021.
  19. ^ "JPMorgan Executives Plan Romney New York Fundraiser Next Month – Bloomberg Business". Bloomberg News. March 14, 2016. Archived from the original on March 14, 2016. Retrieved August 18, 2018.