Dean Athanasia is president of Regional Banking for Bank of America, and is a member of the company’s executive management team.
In this role, Athanasia oversees four of the company’s eight major lines of business, including Retail Banking, Preferred & Small Business, Business Banking and Global Commercial Banking. He is also responsible for overseeing digital, brand and marketing across the company.
Prior to the most recent expansion of his responsibilities, Athanasia served as president of Consumer & Small Business, overseeing areas responsible for serving 66 million U.S. consumer and small business clients who hold over $1.6 trillion in assets at Bank of America. This includes providing a full range of financial products and services through a network of approximately 4,300 financial centers and 17,000 ATMs, and an award-winning digital platform that serves over 55 million clients. Athanasia is also responsible for Consumer Investments, with approximately $350 billion in total assets and over 3 million client relationships.
Under his leadership, Bank of America has consistently retained and grown its #1 retail deposit market share. Thus far in 2021, the organization has been recognized with more than 170 industry awards and accolades, including Best Bank in the U.S. and in North America and Best in Class for Mobile and Online Banking, Best Consumer Digital Bank in the U.S., and Best Digital Bank in North America.
Athanasia joined the company in 1996 and previously spent time as the head of Global Wealth and Investment Management banking and Merrill Edge. He also served as president of Premier Banking and Investments for the Wealth Management division of Bank of America.
Athanasia serves as executive sponsor of the bank’s Disability Advocacy Network and the NextGen Council, which seeks to understand and address the financial needs of future generation clients early in the wealth cycle.
He is active in the community, serving as chairman of the board of Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit organization that provides essential items for children living in homeless or low-income situations in Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Chicago. He also serves on the board of the Noble & Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts.