James Tarpeh, Member, Board of Directors

James Tarpeh is vice president of Business Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Mr. Tarpeh has a background in consulting and finance, and he managed the operations of 27 Waffle House restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and 11 franchise restaurants in the Greater Denver area.


Mr. Tarpeh is active in the community and plays a leadership role in several local organizations. He is vice chairman of the Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr., Community Outreach Center. Its mission is to “help create self-sustaining pathways out of poverty for young people and families” in Dallas. The Zan Holmes Center is the nonprofit arm of the St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church in South Dallas.


He is also on the board of S.M.I.L.E.S., an outreach ministry that provides spiritual, emotional, and parenting resources to single parents of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds by interchanging love, empathy and support throughout the single-parent journey.