Maria Quintana, a Chase Bank Indiana executive widely credited with helping establish the bank here, is retiring at the end of the first quarter, the company announced.
Quintana has been with Chase and its predecessors for 35 years, including the past 14 as executive vice president of the bank’s government, not-for-profit and health care division.
She intends to stay involved in not-for-profit boards and get involved on corporate boards, she said.
“I have been thinking about retirement for the last couple [of] years. It was undoubtedly the worst-kept secret in the community,” Quintana told IBJ in an email.
“The bottom line is, it’s time for a move. I am retiring from the firm officially, but I am not going to stop working. I am excited to start this next chapter in a different career. I hope it will be something equally as challenging and satisfying as banking has been.”
Quintana, 57, was born in Indianapolis. Her father was from Mexico, her mother was from Texas, and she had seven brothers. In September’s Interview Issue, she told IBJ about her early start in the workforce, escaping poverty and being a Latina in senior management.
“In the early Bank One days, I had the opportunity to engage with [now JPMorgan Chase CEO] Jamie Dimon on occasion,” she said recently. “Not many people can say that! Even though it’s a much different industry from when I started, it’s still one of the greatest financial institutions and businesses in the world.”