SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of America announced it has heightened its focus on the East Bay by appointing Steve Silvestri, one of its top veteran executives in the Bay Area, to the new post of Market President for San Francisco and East Bay Markets.
"The East Bay is an incredibly important market for Bank of America, and having an executive of Steve's experience, ability and commitment leading our business integration and community involvement efforts there will significantly expand what we are able to do for customers and neighborhoods in the region," said Janet Lamkin, president, Bank of America California.
Silvestri, who currently serves as San Francisco market president, is one of 14 Market Presidents throughout California who represent the face of the company to local organizations and communities. They are responsible for ensuring the integration of Bank of America's entire operation in their markets, in order to deliver the full power of the company to customers, clients and communities and meet the bank's aggressive growth goals across all lines of business.
Silvestri is also the Commercial Banking Executive for the Commercial Banking West Region. In this role, he directs the activities of Commercial Banking teams across California, including teams based in San Francisco and Oakland, plus Washington State, Oregon, Nevada and Idaho.
The East Bay market includes Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties, where Bank of America has more than 150 banking centers and 50 ATMs.
Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Steve was president and Consumer Bank Executive for Bank of America Texas and Oklahoma. He has been president of the Southwest Banking Group, Chairman of Bank of America (Asia), Ltd., and leader of numerous statewide and regional banking and support units. He began his Bank of America career in 1975 as a teller in Palo Alto, California.
Silvestri is a member of the Bay Area Council Executive Committee, the Committee on Jobs, the Board of Governors of the San Francisco Symphony and the Board of Trustees of the Asian Art Museum Foundation.
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