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2023 Mid-Sized Business Owner Report

Our inaugural Mid-Sized Business Owner Report captures viewpoints on the economy, financing in their businesses, labor, digitization, and more.

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Derrick Benns is a Senior Vice President for the Southern New Jersey Market in Business Banking at Bank of America. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading a team of specialists focused on understanding each client’s unique needs, to deliver strategic financial guidance and solutions. Derrick’s mission is to help local companies and not-for-profits thrive by achieving their business goals, no matter how simple or how complex.

With more than 23 years of experience, Derrick joined Bank of America in 2021. Prior to joining Bank of America, he spent the last 16 years at the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, where he was most recently the Director of Business Banking. Throughout his career, Derrick has served mid-sized companies and not-for-profits in the Tri-State area to support their financing  and banking needs.

To help create a more sustainable future for the companies and communities he serves, Derrick has volunteered with several non-profit organizations focused on fighting hunger - Cherry Hill Food Pantry, South Jersey Food Bank and New Jersey Farmers Against Hunger. He also serves as a Board member for the Greater Atlantic City Chamber. 

Derrick is a U.S. Army veteran and holds an Associate of Arts and Sciences in Business Administration and Management from Burlington County College. He resides in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.


    • General industries
    • Transportation
    • Manufacturing
    • Not-for-profit
    • Professional Services
    • Restaurant/Food Industry

    • Board Member: Greater Atlantic City Chamber
    • Cherry Hill Food Pantry
    • South Jersey Food Bank
    • New Jersey Farmers Against Hunger

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.

Renee Prutzman


Sales Support Associate

John DeCoursey

Senior Vice President

Lending Officer

Aram Afarian


Treasury Sales Officer

Marie Keene


Treasury Sales Analyst

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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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.