Board of Trustees

Bassett Bio

Dennis L. Bassett (Denny)

Personal Information

  • Spouse:  Dr. Sally Brown Bassett
  • Children:  Ashley, Darin and Laura


  • B.S., Business, Eastern Illinois University, 1970
  • MBA, Butler University, 1979
  • Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University, 1982

Current Profession

  • Chief Executive Officer (Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky Region), JPMorgan Chase

Professional Experience

  • Chief Executive Officer (Indiana), Bank One, 2003-2005
  • President (Indiana), Huntington Bank, 2001-2003
  • Senior Managing Director and Manager (Large Corporate Banking), Bank One Capital Markets, 1998-2001
  • Senior Vice President and Manager (Large Corporate Banking-Midwest Division), First Chicago NBD, 1995-1998
  • Senior Credit Officer, Large Corporate Banking (Indiana, Kentucky and Southwest Ohio), NBD, 1995
  • Senior Vice President and Manager of the Indiana Corporate Group, NBD, 1992-1994
  • Senior Vice President and Manager of Metropolitan Division, Indiana National Bank, 1991-1992

Present Civic Activities

  • Butler University Board of Trustees
  • Central Indiana Corporate Partnership
  • Indiana State Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Director
  • Indiana Sports Corporation, Director
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Director
  • Center for Leadership Development, Director
  • Arts Council of Indianapolis, Director
  • Sharon L. Bassett Foundation Board President
  • Ambassadors for Children Corporate Advisor

Past Civic Activities

  • Indiana Neighborhood Housing Partnership
  • Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
  • Peyback Foundation
  • BehaviorCorp


  • Golf, the arts, reading