William Kapfer Dr. William Kapfer
Global Head of
Supplier Diversity
JPMorgan Chase & Co.



Dr. William Kapfer is Global Head of Supplier Diversity at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Prior to joining the firm, he was Vice President of Marketing for the Walton Isaacson agency, ranked as the top African American advertising agency in the country, started by Earvin “Magic” Johnson. In his role, he provided unique strategy for reaching diverse market segments.

Kapfer is a communications professional with more than 25 years of media and marketing experience for leading print, television and entertainment companies. His career includes strategic roles at Travel + Leisure and Harper’s Bazaar magazines, as well as at PBS’s MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. Kapfer also ran his own consultancy group, providing marketing and business development services across publishing, travel, fashion, entertainment and lifestyle sectors.

He also understands the importance of giving back and being involved in community service. He has been recognized by a number of organizations for his contributions, including being appointed by the Governor of Arizona to the Arizona Commission on the Arts; receiving the Key to the City by the Mayor of Tucson for his efforts on human rights issues in the community, and being named Alumnus of the year by his undergraduate alma matter the University of Arizona. Kapfer holds both a Masters in Educational Administration and a Doctorate in Media Studies and Leadership.