Anne M. Finucane is global chief strategy and marketing officer at Bank of America, and a member of the company’s executive management team. She chairs the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, overseeing a 10-year, $2 billion charitable giving goal, and is president of the company’s Northeast region. During her 18 years at Bank of America and its legacy firms, Finucane has served as a senior advisor to four of the company’s chief executive officers and the board of directors.
Finucane is responsible for the strategic positioning of Bank of America. As leader of the marketing, research, communications and public policy organizations, she directs the company’s engagement and position on global and domestic public affairs issues, including current and proposed legislation, and oversees all advertising efforts.
Finucane also leads Bank of America’s corporate social responsibility program, which leverages the unmatched capabilities of the company and power of its global platform to help partners, people, communities and a broad client and customer base more effectively address a wide range of social issues. Examples include a partnership with (RED) and the band U2, which will generate more than $10 million for the fight against AIDS, and a first-of-its-kind partnership with Sal Khan and the Khan Academy that aims to improve financial literacy through an innovative approach to online learning. Finucane also joined Vital Voices to establish the Global Ambassadors Program, which invests in the potential of emerging women leaders around the world, and oversees the company’s $1.2 billion Community Development Financial Institution portfolio.
Active in the community, Finucane serves on both corporate and nonprofit boards of directors including Carnegie Hall, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the American Ireland Fund, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, CVS Caremark, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Special Olympics. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Finucane has won numerous professional and public service accolades, including the 2013 New York Women in Communications Matrix Award, which recognizes outstanding lifetime achievement in the communications industry, the inaugural International Women’s Media Foundation Leadership Award, and was named 2013 Advertising Woman of the Year by Advertising Women of New York. American Banker magazine has named her among the “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” for several years running.