Bank of America Private Bank today announced two strategic new hires, emphasizing the firm’s ongoing commitment to the Columbia, South Carolina community. Columbia is home to 826,600 residents and boasts an unemployment rate of just 3.8 percent, while household income growth is 2.6 percent, according to Forbes.
“By bringing in our best professionals, we will be able to better serve local clients and the growth potential of the Columbia market,” said Kim Wilkerson, South Carolina President and Market Executive for the firm’s Private Bank. “The Private Bank is centered on the enduring relationships between our private client advisors and our clients, and with Bank of America, clients have access to even more resources and bank offerings to help them with all aspects of their financial lives.”
Gregg Frierson joins as the market sales executive for South Carolina, reporting to Wilkerson. In this role, Frierson will lead the efforts to grow Private Bank business in the state and deliver the right solutions and products to high net worth families, institutional clients and prospects. With more than 33 years with Bank of America, Frierson has extensive experience in credit and client relationships, having held leadership positions within the firm’s Commercial, Business, and Global Banking and Markets teams.
Frierson graduated from Wake Forest University and is active with the National Alumni Council and the Columbia Alumni Clubs. He serves on the Presbyterian College Board of Trustees, and had previously served on the Claflin University Board of Trustees for 15 years. He will be based in Columbia.
Lindsey Griffin has been hired as a private client advisor, joining from the University of South Carolina where she served as assistant executive director of Development and Alumni Relations. Prior to that, Griffin held the role of development director at Presbyterian College and the Governor’s School of Science and Mathematics. She is active in the community and currently serves on the Historic Columbia Advisory Council and The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
Griffin holds a master’s in business administration and received her bachelor of science in political science from Presbyterian College. She will also be based in Columbia.
Frierson and Griffin follow a number of new hires for the firm’s Private Bank, including Senior Institutional Sales Director Tim Hickey in New York, and Institutional Sales Directors Ryan Robinson and Joseph Bui in New York and Century City, CA. Also in new roles are Market Executives Tiffany Eubanks-Saunders in Tennessee and Kentucky, Emily Dreas in Southern Connecticut, and Kathleen Auth in Upper New England.
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Bank of America Private Bank is a leading private wealth management organization providing vast resources and customized solutions to help meet clients’ wealth structuring, investment management, banking and credit needs. Clients are served by teams of experienced advisors offering a range of financial services, including investment management, financial and succession planning, philanthropic and specialty asset management, family office services, custom credit solutions, financial administration and family trust stewardship. Bank of America Private Bank has more than 4,000 professionals and maintains 93 offices in 31 states. As part of Bank of America, it can provide access to a broad range of banking solutions for individuals and businesses, and an extensive retail banking platform.
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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 1,800 lending centers, 2,200 Merrill Edge investment centers and 1,500 business centers; approximately 16,300 ATMs; and award-winning digital banking with more than 36 million active users, including over 26 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 owners 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 more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.