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Drawing on more than twenty five years of experience in the financial services industry, Derek offers deep insight in the many diverse markets of North Carolina.   He leads a team of commercial banking specialists who proactively provide strategic advice and integrated financial solutions to help businesses succeed.

In his role as Market President for the Coastal North Carolina region, Derek works to strengthen communication and integration among the company's local businesses, focusing on continuously improving the customer experience, growing revenue in the market and representing Bank of America in the community.

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Derek has donated numerous volunteer hours with a variety of nonprofit organizations throughout Eastern North Carolina, using his financial acumen to assist with their needs.   Derek has been a member of Rotary International for fourteen years and serves on the advisory board for the UNCW Swain Center.  Derek is a past board member of Habitat for Humanity, Topsail Youth Lacrosse Association and the North Carolina Bankers Association.

Derek is a graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration concentrating in Finance.  Derek has been with Bank of America for twenty four years and has been working with commercial companies in Eastern North Carolina for the past fifteen years.  

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.

Kay Blocksidge

Vice President

Sales Support Associate

Robin Agnew

Senior Vice President

Treasury Solutions Officer

Margie Heslin

Assistant Vice President

Treasury Solutions Analyst

Troy Ferguson

Senior Vice President

Lending Officer

Jeannie Sollars

Senior Vice President

Lending Officer

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

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

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

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DEREK COHEN

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