Michael E. Patterson

Background and expertise: Former general counsel, chief administrative officer, board member, and vice chairman JPMorgan Chase & Co.; practiced law in New York and Paris as a partner of Debevoise & Plimpton; graduated from Harvard College and Columbia Law School; director of USA Cycling and The Child School/Legacy High School; lives with his wife, Elena, in Tucson, Arizona and Old Lyme, 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."