Michael E. Patterson

Background and expertise: Director of The Hastings Center and USA Cycling; serves as chairman of the board of directors of The Child School; former general counsel, chief administrative officer, board member, and vice chairman for JPMorgan Chase & Co. from 1987 to 2009; practiced law in New York and Paris as a partner of Debevoise & Plimpton; graduated from Harvard; earned Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School; lives with his wife, Elena, in New York City and Connecticut, and is a bicycle racer.

Why I believe in protecting land and creating parks: "I believe in green spaces because they are good for people."

Why I support The Trust for Public Land: "I support The Trust for Public Land because no one better protects land and creates parks for people."