Joe Evangelisti | Influence 100

Joe Evangelisti 

Managing director 
JP Morgan 

A 30-year veteran of JP Morgan’s in-house communications department, Joe Evangelisti’s credibility with the financial media and other key stakeholders was an invaluable asset when observers began questioning the viability of some of the most hallowed names in the financial sector in the wake of the crisis that brought down Lehman Brothers and threatened so many others. 

Evangelisti is well-regarded for his keen understanding of the often complex issues that underpin trust in the financial sector, and for his relationships with key media. Having joined Morgan in 1986, following a brief stint as an assistant buyer for a New York City retailer, he worked initially on internal communications, then media relations. 

He has worked overseas in the UK and with responsibility for the EMEA region, returning to New York in 1996 and taking increasingly senior roles following the mergers with Chase and Bank One. In his current role, he is chief spokesman and a member of the company’s brand marketing council. He also serves as champion for the firm’s PRIDE employee networking group and active with the company’s LGBT community.