Wall Street 50 – 2010

Brian Moynihan/Bank of America

Brian T. Moynihan is president and CEO of Bank of America. He was elected by the board of directors and took office on January 1, 2010. Brian is a member of the BofA board of directors.

Brian joined Bank of America in 2004 after the company’s merger with FleetBoston Financial, serving as president of Global Wealth and Investment Management. He joined Fleet in 1993 as deputy general counsel. Brian is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Notre Dame Law School. He is on the boards of directors of YouthBuild Boston and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. Brian is a former chairman of the Travelers Aid Society of Rhode Island and Providence Haitian Project, Inc.

Brian lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Susan, and their three children. A fourth-generation Irish American whose ancestors emigrated from Ireland to upstate New York in the 1850s, Brian says, “There’s no sense of entitlement, no sense of placement, it’s all a sense of you’ve got to go out and work hard to get there…I think that’s deeply embedded in the culture of the Irish, including the Irish who went around the world.”