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Mel Martinez lands a new gig -- with JPMorgan Chase



Martinez Mel Martinez has joined JPMorgan Chase as its chairman for Florida, Mexico, Central America and the Carribean, the company said today.

Martinez will serve as the firm's senior executive in Florida. He is leaving his lobbying job with DLA Piper in Orlando, which he took after resigning from the U.S. Senate 16 months before his term expired.

According to a news release, since acquiring Washington Mutual's banking operations in late 2008, JPMorgan Chase has hired hundreds of bankers to expand its presence in Florida in consumer, commercial, private and investment banking. Chase plans to add at least 20 branches a year to its network of 240 branches and 1,000 ATMs in the state.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:47am]


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