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As a Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager in the Commercial Banking division at Bank of America, Aric Hassel serves as a trusted advisor to business owners and executives throughout Southwest Ohio & Northern Kentucky. He leads a team of specialists who are focused on understanding each client’s unique needs and delivering strategic financial guidance and solutions. Bringing over 20 years of banking experience, Aric joined Bank of America in 2022.

After obtaining a Finance degree from Xavier University, Aric began his career as a financial analyst for Bank One (now JPMorgan Chase) in Chicago. Upon returning to Cincinnati, he held underwriting and portfolio management roles at US Bank while concurrently earning an MBA degree from Xavier University. Aric subsequently served as a commercial banking relationship manager at The Bank of Kentucky and its successor, BB&T (now Truist), as well as Commerce Bank. Throughout his career, Aric’s mission has remained consistent: to help local companies thrive by achieving their business goals, no matter how simple or how complex.

Aric values the impact that professionals can make in the community and has served in volunteer leadership roles for several non-profit organizations such as the Salvation Army of Greater Cincinnati, the Catholic Inner-City Education Fund (CISE) and Xavier University’s Executive Mentoring Program. Currently, he is a trustee for the Cincinnati Parks Foundation and a board member for the Dan Beard Council. Due to these collective efforts, Aric was recognized as one of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s “Forty under 40” in 2011. Aric is also a long-time member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG); he previously served as a board member and President of ACG Cincinnati and was a board member of ACG Global. Due to his dedicated service to the organization, ACG Global presented Aric with the prestigious “Meritorious Service Award” in 2015.

Aric and his wife, Beth, are the proud parents of three teenage children who currently attend St. Ursula Academy, St. Xavier High School and St. John the Baptist Catholic School. They reside in Upper Colerain, which is a northwest suburb of Cincinnati.


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    • Wholesale Trade
    • General industries
    • Transportation
    • Manufacturing
    • 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.

Patty Anderson


Treasury Sales Officer

Jazmin Camp

Sales Support Associate

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

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