Managing Employee Engagement in a Time of Risk

Michael Carren is Vice President and Director of Employee Engagement and Financial Education for JPMorgan Chase and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. In this capacity Michael is responsible for leading the strategy and implementation of national and international grant making and community outreach programs. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Mike was the Manager of Community Relations for Chrysler Financial, managing the company's portfolio of philanthropic giving, employee volunteer and community outreach programs. Mike also served as the Director of Carren Consulting which specialized in the strategic development and implementation of corporate philanthropy programs and organizational development programs for nonprofit organizations.

Mike spent nine years as a senior leader of Capital One's Corporate Philanthropy Program where he was responsible for the development of signature giving programs, national programs and corporate volunteerism. Throughout his career Mike has led programs with numerous nonprofit and corporate entities including: World Vision, Feeding America, Points of Light/Hands On Network, Consumer Action, The United Way of America, The United States Chamber of Commerce's Business Civic Leadership Center, The American Red Cross, CARE USA and EarthShare. Mike has his professional roots in the nonprofit sector, having served as Assistant Executive Director and Educational Program Director with the Garfield F. Childs Memorial Fund in Richmond, Virginia. The Fund provides education and training programs for children and families living in public housing communities. Mike holds a Masters of Education degree from The University of Illinois.

Recorded on April 4, 2012 at the 11th Annual Best Practices Summit on Employee Engagement, Giving and Volunteerism. Learn more at