Anne Clarke Wolff
Head of Global Corporate Banking and Global Leasing, Bank of America
Anne Clarke Wolff knows how to get results. As head of global corporate banking at Bank of America since 2011, she's led a successful push abroad into capital raising, global transaction services and risk management while deepening relationships with multinational clients in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This spring, she was given the additional responsibility of leading the global leasing unit, which serves 64,000 clients worldwide across industries such as aviation, health care and energy services.
The arts and nonprofit worlds are also major beneficiaries of Wolff's financial acumen. She serves on the board of the Brooklyn Historical Society and was recently appointed co-chair of the finance committee for The Public Theater's board of trustees. The New York City nonprofit is behind the wildly successful free summer theater series "Shakespeare in the Park" and the much-buzzed-about musical "Hamilton."
Wolff describes board service as "critical" to her personal and professional development. "Perhaps the most rewarding aspect for me is the intersection of my financial background with my passion for the arts."
She says while many financial institutions discourage executives from serving on public boards for fear of encountering compliance issues, the industry should work to overcome such obstacles because it stands to get a reputational boost when its executives help other organizations thrive. As a B of A ambassador in her board activities, Wolff says, she hopes "to influence how different constituents view our company and the financial industry in general."