Bank of America has named David Bader as President of Bank of America Austin. Bader succeeds Nikki Graham, who announced her retirement after 27 years of service at the bank.
As Austin president, Bader will be responsible for connecting the banking and investment resources offered through the bank’s eight lines of business to companies, families and individuals across Central Texas. He will also lead the effort to deploy Bank of America’s resources to address social concerns, strengthen economic opportunity, and build strong communities, as well as support the health, safety and engagement of local teammates.
“Nikki has established deep relationships with teammates, clients, and the Central Texas community and personifies Bank of America’s commitment to stakeholder service,” said Brian Moynihan, Bank of America chairman and CEO. “I thank Nikki for her leadership and know that David is perfectly positioned to build upon this legacy to ensure that Bank of America is actively engaged in helping Austin’s economy continue to grow and thrive.”
Since joining Bank of America in 2001 as a financial advisor in Merrill Lynch, Bader has held leadership roles as regional sales manager for Illinois and Michigan as well as Consumer Banking and Merrill Edge Region Executive for South Central Texas. In addition, he served as the Austin Market Integration executive and as the Executive Sponsor for LGBTQ+ PRIDE and Community Volunteers. An Austin native and resident, Bader is active in the community serving on the board of directors for Any Baby Can of Austin.
In addition to Bader’s appointment as president, Carla Molina who is the bank’s Head of U.S. Local Media Relations, has been appointed Austin Market Executive. In addition to her current media responsibilities, she will be responsible for working with Bader to help drive client and community economic growth, as well as overseeing local partnerships, sponsorships and philanthropy in the Central Texas region.
Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 66 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,300 retail financial centers, including approximately 2,700 lending centers, 2,600 financial centers with a Consumer Investment Financial Solutions Advisor and approximately 2,400 business centers; approximately 17,000 ATMs; and award-winning digital banking with approximately 40 million active users, including approximately 31 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business households through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and approximately 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Carla Molina, Bank of America