MCALLEN, TEXAS – Chase Bank has made a key appointment in South Texas in order to deliver on its commitment to expand racial equality.

Robert Rosell, a board member for the Rio Grande Valley Partnership, has been named Chase’s new vice-president and community manager in McAllen. He was previously vice president for community relations at BBVA USA, covering the entire Texas-Mexico border region. He has also served as the president and chief operating officer of the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce.

Robert Rosell

Chase says Rosell, a nine-year veteran of the banking industry, will act as a local ambassador for the bank, building and nurturing relationships with “key community leaders, nonprofit partners and small businesses at the neighborhood level.”

With an emphasis on financial health, the bank says, Rosell will “work with local residents, businesses and the community as a whole to identify programming, resources, and collaboration opportunities that address local needs.”

Chase describes Rosell as “a seasoned banker” who will “take on new role at Chase to deepen relationships in the community to help improve financial health in underserved communities.”

In a news release, Chase says Rosell’s role is part of JPMorgan Chase’s five-year racial equity commitment of $30 billion towards addressing the racial wealth gap. The five-year commitment was announced in October 2020.

In addition to being a board member for RGVP, the Valley’s regional chamber of commerce, Rosell serves as either a board member or in an advisory position for a number of organizations, including United Way of South Texas, Teach For America–Rio Grande Valley, Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo County and the University of Houston College of Business Mini-MBA Program.

Rosell is a graduate of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he earned both an undergraduate and a master’s degree in Public Administration.

“The resources that Chase has can make a huge difference in the Rio Grande Valley, where the need is so great,” Rosell said. “By providing financial education to our community, we can pave the way for greater financial freedom that will give people a more stable and prosperous future.”

To learn more about JPMorgan Chase’s $30 billion Racial Equity Commitment, visit

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