Business 100 – 2014

Brian Moynihan/Bank of America

Brian T. Moynihan is the CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Bank of America, one of the world’s largest financial institutions.

Brian was appointed CEO in 2010.  He previously led each of the bank’s lines of business, including Consumer and Small Business Banking; Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth Management. He is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Notre Dame Law School. In 2010, he was elected a trustee of the Corporation of Brown University. He is on the museum council for the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

In May 2012, Brian received the American Ireland Fund’s Leslie C. Quick Junior Leadership Award. In accepting the award, he talked about his heritage as a fourth-generation Irish American whose ancestors emigrated from Ireland to upstate New York in the 1850s. “The fighting spirit that led our relatives to come to America with little or nothing…. That spirit is deeply ingrained in all Irish Americans – hard work, tenacity, and drive to do the right thing is something that serves us in good stead.”