Dorian Cockrell, is the Vice President and Central Program Officer in Global Philanthropy with JPMorgan Chase covering Houston, Central Texas, and Oklahoma markets. He sets the strategic direction, as well as, oversees Chase’s philanthropic investments in these regions.
Prior to joining JPMC, he was the Workforce Operations Manager for Houston-Galveston Area Council. As operations manager, Dorian was responsible for providing strategic planning and direction for the workforce investment board that serves the 13-County Houston-Galveston region. He also worked at United Way of Greater Houston as Senior Manager for Workforce Development. During his time at United Way, he led United Way THRIVE’s workforce efforts to help hard-working families improve their incomes, build savings, and acquire assets to help them secure better futures.
Dorian serves on several statewide education and workforce advisory councils in Texas to advance workforce and racial equity.
Dorian is a prestigious Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree, and an American Leadership Forum, Senior Fellow of Class 55.
Dorian earned both his Master of Public Administration and Bachelor’s Degree from University of Texas at Arlington.