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Gene Saffold

Gene Saffold

Gene Saffold was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the City of Chicago by Mayor Richard M. Daley on March 12, 2009. Prior to his appointment, Saffold was Managing Director–National Accounts for JP Morgan Chase & Co. In this capacity, Mr. Saffold was responsible for the delivery of the JPMC’s products and services to the company’s public sector and pension fund clients nationally.He previously served as Head of Public Finance Investment Banking for J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. where he had leadership responsibility for Tax-Exempt Capital Markets’ (TECM) origination and advisory activities within the Investment Bank’s Global Credit Markets Group. He joined Banc One Capital Markets in May 2002 as Managing Director and the National Head of Public Finance. Prior to joining Banc One, Mr. Saffold was a Managing Director in the Public Finance Department of Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup). He currently serves as a Board Member on the Laborers’ and Retirement Board Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago, the Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago, the Chicago Development Fund and the Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund. He is a board member and also serves as Co-Chair of the Labor Management Coordinating Committee of the Chicago Labor Management Trust and the Commission to Strengthen Chicago’s Pension Funds.He is actively involved in a variety of civic, cultural and philanthropic activities, and currently serves as a board member of Window to the World Communications, Inc. and the Erikson Institute. Previously, he served for ten years as Trustee of the Chicago Board of Education and of the Teachers Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago.He has been honored for his public service by organizations such as the Chicago Youth Centers, National Conference for Community and Justice and the Urban Financial Services Coalition of Chicago. Mr. Saffold received his B.A. in Economics from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.