AFSA Board Member promoted at JP Morgan Chase September 29, 2016 Thasunda Duckett, previously CEO of Chase Auto Finance, was recently named as the head of JPMorgan’s consumer bank, overseeing around 5,300 branches, more than 50,000 employees, and about 23 million households. While head of the auto finance group since 2013, Duckett boosted the bank’s dealer partnerships and launched its direct-to-consumer auto-financing business. She also joined and served on the AFSA Vehicle Finance Board of Directors in 2013. Duckett succeeds Barry Sommers who is moving to a new unit called Wealth Management and Investment Solutions. In a memo announcing Duckett’s appointment, Gordon Smith, CEO of consumer and community banking recognized Duckett as “an extraordinary leader and talent."