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Emily L. Beswick is a Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager for the Chicago market in Commercial Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this capacity, her responsibilities include leading a team of specialists focused on understanding each client’s unique needs to deliver strategic financial guidance and solutions. Emily’s mission is to help local companies thrive by achieving their business goals, no matter how simple or how complex. 

Bringing 20 years of experience, Emily joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2008.  She has also served as a financial advisor and wealth management banker with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Throughout her banking career, Emily has served mid-sized companies throughout the Chicago area to support their commercial banking needs.

To help create a more sustainable future for the companies and communities she serves, Emily volunteers with several not-for-profit organizations focused on ending hunger and homelessness, most recently with Feeding America and local food banks. She also serves as a mentor for teammates across Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a member and leader in the LGBT Leadership Network, Women’s Exchange, and Marathon Team.  In addition, she also serves on the Women’s Executive Club of Chicago, Young Professionals of Chicago, and Succession/Exit Planning for Business Owners Council.

Originally from Sioux City, Iowa, Emily graduated with Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Human Resource Management from Briar Cliff University.  She also holds a CFP certification[1].  She resides in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago, IL. 

[1] Emily L. Beswick does not provide legal or tax advice in her role at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.


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