cbuzz: Brandon Nelson, JPMorgan Chase: Prioritizing DEI & Investing in Ohio Communities

January 1st, 2024

Brandon Nelson is a Market Executive/ Executive Director in the Middle Market segment for Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio. In this role, Brandon manages teams which provide middle market clients with customized, comprehensive financial solutions along with best-in-class service. He also serves as a member of the Columbus Market Leadership Team.

Prior to coming to JP Morgan Chase, Brandon spent 20 years at Hancock Whitney Bank, a regional bank in the Southeast, most recently serving as a Senior Vice President/ Team Lead in the Commercial Banking Department. Brandon has extensive experience in middle-market/commercial lending and relationship management across various industries. A staunch supporter of fairness for all, Brandon was a member of the inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council for Hancock Whitney.

Brandon is a life-long learner having developed a hunger for knowledge at an early age which he carried with him to Tulane University, receiving his Bachelor of Science and Management Degree (Finance), and subsequently the University of New Orleans, earning a Master of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Finance where he achieved a 4.0 GPA. In 2013, Mr. Nelson graduated from the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute program and was voted “Co-Commencement Speaker” for the class. In 2017, he completed the Graduate School of Banking at LSU program where he was only the 106th out of 16,000 graduates in the School’s history at the time to achieve straight “A’s”. Most recently, Brandon received his Graduate Certificate in Accounting from the University of Connecticut.

Mr. Nelson’s passion for learning is only matched by his undying sense of obligation to give back to the community; this is evident by his track record of community and civic engagement which continues to this day. In addition to sitting on numerous boards and committees, Brandon held leadership positions with many of the organizations he served, including NextGen Council of GNO, Inc. (Past-Chair 2016), New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (Treasurer 2016), Tulane Association of Business Alumni (President 2011), YMCA Greater New Orleans (Treasurer 2013-2015), New Orleans Recreation Development Foundation (Treasurer 2018-2020), and the Coalition for Coastal Resilience and Economy (Chair 2020-2021).

When Mr. Nelson is not trying to better his community, he can typically be found on his Peloton or road bike, or putting his analytical skills to great use by dominating various Fantasy Leagues.

Brandon resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife Chenelle and their two dogs, Princeton and Pebbles. Brandon and Chenelle’s only child, Bailey, is entering her junior year at Howard University in Washington DC.

To learn more about JPMorgan Chase & Co., visit https://www.jpmorganchase.com/.

Tune in today as Brandon sits down with cbuzz host Mikaela Hunt to discuss Prioritizing DEI & Investing in Ohio Communities.

A note about cbuzz production: We are thrilled to be back recording episodes for our Central Ohio community. Stay tuned for new episodes, which will share the stories of some of our best and brightest Columbus Chamber members. Thank you to our listeners for their patience and understanding as we worked to establish a virtual recording setup. You can learn about Capital University here and learn more about cbuzz host Mikaela Hunt here.

Cbuzz is the Columbus Chamber of Commerce’s business-focused podcast and was named Best Business Podcast in 2019 by the Columbus Podcast Awards. The show is produced in partnership with Capital University and its students, and the show is hosted by Mikaela Hunt, brand journalist and storyteller.