Bank of America today announced that Jodi Rolland has been named market president for Denver and state president for Colorado.
As market president, Rolland will serve as the company’s enterprise leader in Colorado, based in Denver. She will champion the company’s business strategy and oversee Bank of America’s corporate social responsibility activities including philanthropic giving, community development lending and investing, employee volunteerism, environmental initiatives, diversity efforts, and arts and culture projects.
Rolland brings outstanding leadership credentials to the role, including her current position as managing director, Heartland market executive, for Merrill Lynch U.S. Wealth Management. In this capacity, she is responsible for a market that spans Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma and six additional states, overseeing more than 950 Merrill Lynch advisors and more than $90 billion in client assets. Rolland joined Merrill Lynch in 1993 as a Financial Advisor and has served in a variety of local, regional and national leadership positions.
“As market president, Jodi’s extensive experience and leadership will guide her and her team in serving our clients and the Denver community,” said Bank of America Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan.Rolland is on the board of the Denver Junior Achievement and the National Leadership Academy, a Denver-based program that engages high school students in leadership training, service learning and civic engagement. Rolland has served on several boards, including the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Pacific Symphony, the Orangewood Children’s Foundation, the Women’s Philanthropy Fund and the Garth Brooks Touch ‘Em All Foundation. She is currently an Alexis De Toqueville member with the United Way. Rolland holds a bachelor’s degree in financial management from the University of North Dakota. Last year, Bank of America employees in Denver volunteered more than 8,000 hours to local nonprofits and continue to play a major role in philanthropic initiatives, including Habitat for Humanity. More than $1.2 million in philanthropic giving in 2012 helped nonprofit community organizations develop and grow, including those that are addressing the critical needs of housing, hunger and jobs.