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Susan Sturges Spagnola

Ms. Spagnola recently joined Wellington Management Group as the Managing Director of the firm’s Financial Services Practice. She was a former Assistant Corporate Secretary and Assistant General Counsel and de facto ethics officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Prior to leaving the firm she held a variety of positions with JPMorgan Chase and its predecessor institutions, with an emphasis on Federal bank regulatory matters, Federal securities laws, director and officer liability, corporate governance and business ethics.

Ms. Spagnola also served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of The Chase Manhattan Bank, National Association (formerly Chemical Bank New Jersey, N.A.) until its merger into The Chase Manhattan Bank and as former General Counsel and Secretary of private banking subsidiaries of JPMorgan Chase in Florida and California. She was a member of merger integration legal teams for all JPMorgan Chase holding company mergers from 1992 to 2000, with direct responsibility for the drafting and dissemination of new codes of conduct and compliance programs for the surviving companies.

Ms. Spagnola received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Skidmore College and a Juris Doctor from The Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University. She is a former member of the Board of Governors, Dickinson School of Law and a past trustee of Skidmore College and numerous not for profit organizations in New York and New Jersey. She is currently a trustee and past president of the Hillsborough Educational Foundation, a New Jersey not for profit corporation, a trustee and Secretary of the New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership, where she chairs the Governance Committee.

In 2010 she was recognized by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women as a Woman of Achievement in the field of law. Susan and her husband, Gary, also an attorney have two daughters and five grandchildren.

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