Meet the Speaker: Jim Sinocchi, Managing Director, Head of the Office of Disability Inclusion, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jim Sinocchi is Head of the global Office of Disability Inclusion at JPMorgan Chase.


Jim works with leaders and employees across the firm to set the strategy for driving an inclusive culture for recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people with disabilities. His office also supports employees who serve as caregivers.


Having sustained a spinal cord injury early in his business career, Jim is keenly aware of the challenges facing both people with disabilities and employers. He represents the firm in forums at the United Nations, in discussions with members of Congress, and in meetings with government officials and nonprofit entities.


In September 2019, Jim was appointed chair of the 19-member Air Carrier Access Act Advisory Committee. The committee in February 2022 submitted its recommendations for improving air travel for passengers with disabilities to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.


Jim also serves as a member of Board of Directors at the Viscardi Center, a network of nonprofits focused on educating, employing and empowering people with disabilities, and RespectAbility, a nonprofit that fights stigmas to advance opportunities for those with disabilities. Previously, he served on the boards of Jawonio, a nonprofit that provides advice and guidance to people with disabilities, and the Human Rights Commission in Rockland County, N.Y.


He joined the firm in 2016 following a 38-year career at IBM, where he led global workforce communications, creating awareness and understanding of IBM’s Human Resources and Diversity programs, policies and initiatives. He also served as Corporate Communications Director for IBM’s Workforce Communications division and was the lead co-chair executive for the IBMers with Disabilities Global Council.


Jim received a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University. Married with two grown children and two grandchildren, he resides in the Boston area.