D. Steve Boland is the president of Retail, one of the eight lines of business for Bank of America, and is a member of the company’s executive management team. He is also one of the Vice Chairs for the Global Diversity and Inclusion Council.
Boland is responsible for the growth of the business serving 33 million U.S. mass market consumers with a full range of financial products and services through award-winning digital banking capabilities and an unmatched retail banking network. In addition, Boland oversees Consumer Lending (Mortgage, Home Equity, Card, Auto), including the lending officers dedicated to supporting Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Private Bank clients.
Boland represents Bank of America as a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), is on the Novant Health Foundation Board, the National Urban League Board of Trustees, currently the Chair of the Greater Charlotte Cultural Trust Board, and serves on the strategic advisory board for the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Information Decision Sciences.
Boland holds a degree in organizational studies from the School of Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University. In the course of his career, he has been recognized with several prestigious professional honors. These include being named to Black Enterprise Magazine’s 2017 list of the Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, 75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street in 2011, and 75 Most Powerful African-Americans in Corporate America in 2005. Most recently, Boland was awarded with Bank of America’s Black Executive Leadership Council Vanguard Award for being at the forefront of advocating, sponsoring, promoting and overall investing in black talent.