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

Bringing nine years of commercial real estate and banking experience, Mark arrived at Bank of America in 2019 and has been a top performer on the LA South Bay team and in the Pacific Southwest Market ever since. He has been a member of the PSW Leadership Council, IGEN Business Enterprise team, and an HOLA Mentor, as well as serving as the team’s Digital Ambassador and Client Acquisition Champion.

Prior to joining Bank of America, Mark was a Commercial Real Estate Relationship Manager and Business Development Officer at Wells Fargo. He previously spent four years as Vice President at NorthMarq Capital, a privately-held commercial real estate lender and brokerage firm in Newport Beach. Throughout his career, Mark has served mid-sized companies throughout the Greater Los Angeles area to support their commercial banking needs. In addition, he sits on the board of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and is their International Business Alliance President. He is also involved with the Loyola Marymount University Real Estate Alumni Group, the Long Beach Commercial Real Estate Council, and the Torrance Memorial Medical Center Young Physicians and Professionals Alliance.

Originally from London, England, Mark holds a dual MBA in Finance and Marketing from Loyola Marymount University, a Master’s in Education from University of Redlands, and a Bachelor of Sciences from Ithaca College. He resides in Long Beach.

    • Technology Services
    • General industries
    • Wholesale Trade
    • Government Contractors
    • Healthcare & Physician Practices
    • Manufacturing
    • Professional Services
    • Transportation

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.

Lauren Dixon

Vice President

Treasury Solutions Officer

Andrew Palacio


Treasury Sales Officer

Michael Niemiec

Senior Vice President

Lending Officer

Christina Nunez


Commercial Credit Specialist

Maggie Hyun

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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