Laura Ferris Anderson

I’89, MBA’97, MPP’97

Managing Director of Merchant Services, Corporate & Investment Bank, J.P. Morgan

Laura Ferris Anderson is a Managing Director and Head of Global Sales for J.P.Morgan Merchant Services’ U.S. Division which provides payment acceptance for many of the world’s largest companies. 

From 2010-2016, she served as the Chief of Staff in the JPMorgan Chase Midwest Chairman’s Office and had previously served as a Senior Banker in J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank. Earlier in her career at J.P. Morgan, Laura held senior roles in corporate payment strategy, digital banking and fixed-income trading. 

An active civic leader, Laura serves on the Executive Committees of the Board of Directors of 1871, the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, Sister Cities International and the Wood Family Foundation. She is board member at MATTER and the Big Shoulders Fund and a leader at several other cultural institutions across Chicago. 

Laura is a member of the Alumni Board of Governors of Georgetown University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in French Literature, a Master of Public Policy in International Political Economics and a Master of Business Administration.