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In her roles as President of Bank of America St. Louis and Market Executive for Business Banking, Marilyn believes that success originates from serving others. Whether advising early-stage entrepreneurs or multi-generational, family-owned businesses, her team’s mission is helping clients grow and prosper, ensuring their families and employees achieve their life priorities. The same principles hold true in serving her teammates and the broader St. Louis community.  Investing time and resources to advance racial equality and economic opportunity for all will ensure everyone has a chance to succeed in life.

Marilyn began her career as a credit trainee. She was excited to work for a company that was investing in her future. This launched her commercial banking pathway, leading to her current positions and passion to “pay it forward”. She’s a champion of women and diversity and actively supports the power of mentorship. She founded Bank of America’s St. Louis LEAD for Women Chapter, chaired the YWCA Women in the Workplace Leader Lunch and the United Way Women’s Leadership Society. 

Fun facts about me?

Marilyn is an aviation enthusiast. She has her private pilot license and flies a Cirrus SR20.  She proudly serves as a pilot for Young Eagles, a program which introduces youth to their first flight and the world of aviation. 

Marilyn has a passion for fashion, travel and hiking. Her greatest gift in life is her son Jack, and stepdaughters, Natalie and Claudia.  Ask me about Jack. His story is 10X better than mine!


    • General industries

    • Chair - St. Louis Community College Foundation
    • Chancellor's Advisory Committee - St. Louis Community College
    • Council Member - Greater St. Louis Inc
    • Board Member - Hawthorn Foundation
    • Board Member - Missouri Bankers Association

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

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