CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Richard Daley yesterday filled the city’s vacant chief financial officer position with prominent public finance professional Gene Saffold, a former Chicago Board of Education member and long-time local banker who had previously co-managed JPMorgan’s municipal banking group.

Saffold most recently served as a managing director working on national pension fund and public sector client accounts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Saffold is well-respected by the local public finance community for his professional acumen and his community involvement.

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