D. Steve Boland is chief administrative officer for Bank of America and is a member of the company’s executive management team.
In this role, Boland oversees the delivery of the company’s full range of capabilities for clients globally through its Public Policy, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Workforce Development, Arts & Heritage, Global Corporate Communications, External Communications, Global Corporate Security, Executive Protection, Enterprise Services, and other related functions as well as, in the U.S., through its local markets organization including nearly 100 market presidents and teams.
Boland is also one of the vice chairs for the company’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Council. He represents Bank of America as a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and serves on a variety of corporate and nonprofit boards of directors, including Frontdoor, Inc., Novant Health Foundation and the National Urban League Board of Trustees.
Prior to his current role, Boland served as president of Retail Banking, responsible for the growth of the business serving 33 million U.S. mass market consumers.
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 recognized by The Urban League of Central Carolinas with their 2023 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award; as well as being named to Savoy Magazine’s 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America; 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.
In addition, 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.