Mary Clare Maxwell

SVP, Environmental Risk Director, JP Morgan Chase

Mary Clare J. Maxwell is an Environmental Risk Director with the Environmental Risk Management (ERM) department. Mary Clare joined the firm in April of 2001 after a career in the environmental consulting industry.  

As the Environmental Risk Director for the Chicago-based ERM team, Mary Clare supports and guides her team to execute their mission statement, “As internal environmental subject matter experts, we identify, define, and quantify environmental risks associated with real estate. We guide the banking teams to close transactions by managing and mitigating these risks.” The most satisfying aspect of our work is helping the bank (and by extension the firm’s clients) quantify risk associated with real estate secured transactions. In recent years, the team has expanded their reach to touch international transactions, reputational risk exposure and equity transactions. 

Mary Clare holds Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees in Geology from the University of Iowa. In addition, she has completed significant course work toward a Master of Business Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business.  

Mary Clare enjoys cheering for the Hawkeyes, listening to live music, enjoying the outdoors (hiking, biking, kayaking), travelling the world, and spending time with her husband and daughters.