Former Republican senator and Bush administration official Mel Martinez will join JPMorgan Chase & Co. on Aug. 1 as its chairman of the Florida, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean regions, the bank announced Monday.

Martinez was the first Cuban-American elected to the Senate, representing Florida from January 2005 to September 2009. JPMorgan was his second-biggest campaign contributor from 2005 to 2010, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. He was secretary of housing and urban development from January 2001 to December 2003, and general chairman of the Republican National Committee for 10 months in 2007.

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