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2024 Business Owner Report

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Meet Aja Bland, the Vice President and Relationship Manager energizing the Columbus Business Banking Team at Bank of America. In her role, Aja partners with clients to provide strategic financial guidance and innovative solutions tailored to their unique business needs. Her mission? To empower mid-sized businesses to reach new heights and achieve their dreams.

With over 14 years in the banking industry, including 9 impactful years at Bank of America, Aja has worn many hats, from Commercial Associate to Small Business Banker, always with a client-first approach. Her diverse experience has honed her exceptional customer service skills and her ability to turn financial insights into actionable business strategies.

Aja is not just passionate about building and growing relationships—she lives it. Known for her dynamic interpersonal skills and collaborative spirit, she excels at bringing diverse perspectives together to create powerful results.

Academically, Aja boasts a dual degree in Management and Leadership and Business Administration, graduating cum laude from Franklin University. She is currently advancing her expertise with a Master of Business Administration. A committed leader, she plays an active role in the Black Professional Group Ohio Chapter at Bank of America and dedicates her time to community service, regularly volunteering in the local community, including at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Aja now resides in West Columbus with her husband De’Juan, their three wonderful children, and two playful pups. Her blend of personal warmth and professional dedication makes her a trusted and inspiring resource for clients, colleagues, and the broader community.


    • Technology Services
    • Waste Management
    • Emerging Growth Companies
    • General industries
    • Government Contractors
    • Manufacturing
    • Not-for-profit
    • Professional Services

Meet the Team

With access to the global resources of Bank of America, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Karen A Berrett

Assistant Vice President

Sales Support Associate

Patty Anderson


Treasury Sales Officer

Bank of America Business Banking

As you work to take your business to the next level in an environment where business and technology sophistication are critical to having a competitive edge, you need a local banking partner who has your long-term interests at heart.

Bank of America is that local advocate. We work closely with you to understand your business goals. We then draw on our Bank wide resources, technology and experience to generate ideas and solutions that will propel your business further.

With Bank of America Business Banking by your side, you can be assured your business has the power to grow and thrive.

You can benefit from:

Local Relationship Managers who are your advocates and bring the Bank’s resources to you as a seamlessly integrated, dedicated team

Comprehensive commercial banking platform with full range of products and technology, backed by Bank of America’s strength and stability

Access to bank-wide services beyond business banking, to manage both your business and personal wealth

Let's have a conversation.

There is no substitute for a one-on-one relationship with a Bank of America relationship manager who is committed to your needs. Request an appointment today.