Roxann Cooke. Courtesy photo

Roxann Cooke, one of the most prominent Black women in the New England banking industry, is leaving the region. But she’s staying with JPMorgan Chase.

The bank confirmed her departure from her post as New England regional director in an email. Cooke led Chase through a huge expansion in its New England branch footprint as it sought to convert many credit card customers to deposit and loan clients.

Chase opened five branches in Connecticut in 2023 alone, and plans to add another five as part of a drive to add more than 500 branches across the country by 2027.

Cooke, who rose from a branch leader to a senior vice president and regional manager at Boston-based regional Eastern Bank before joining Chase in 2019, will be replaced by Justin Brovitz, currently a regional director for Chase based in Charlotte, North Carolina covering the Deep South, the Carolinas and Tennessee.

“It has been my honor to lead JPMorgan Chase’s expansion across New England – in particular in Boston where I grew up, raised my family and a place that will always be home,” Cooke said in a statement. “From our first branch in Dedham in 2018 to 59 branches today, from Lawrence to New Bedford and many neighborhoods in between, Chase is committed to Massachusetts and investing in its people, businesses and communities. As I take on a new opportunity for JPMorgan Chase in another market, Justin Brovitz is the perfect person to lead our Consumer Bank in New England given his strategic insights, focus on results, passion for the community and commitment to our diverse and incredible team.”

Brovitz said in a statement he was Chase’s first market director in Boston in 2018, and his LinkedIn profile notes before that he was a Boston-based Bank of America executive from 2015 to 2018

“It is incredible to see how the firm has grown in these short years when I moved to another JPMorgan Chase market. I loved applying the lessons of success in Boston elsewhere to help increase the access of unbanked and underserved communities to financial tools and resources, and now returning to Boston is a dream,” Brovitz said.

Cooke is a current board member at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Boston Boys & Girls Club and, according to the city of Boston’s website, is the tri-state coordinator for Delta Sigma Theta, a 101-year-old historically African-American service sorority.