September Hargrove is a Vice President and Head of Detroit Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co., responsible for leading the firm’s $200 million commitment to Detroit, investing across four priority areas: neighborhood revitalization, small business, financial capability and workforce development.
September joined JPMorgan Chase in late 2017 as part of the AdvancingCities team, responsible for replicating the firm’s Detroit investment and model for impact in other cities. Prior to that, she was a White House Fellow with the National Economic Council and a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Commerce during the Obama Administration. September’s experience spans all levels of government, having begun her career as a California State Fellow and serving as an economic development program manager for former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. She also spent time in the nonprofit sector as the Chief Operating Officer for the New Orleans Startup Fund and a Program Director at the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, a trade organization for small business community development financial institutions.
September received her Masters in Public Policy and Urban Planning from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. She resides in Detroit with her husband, John Roussel.