Kieth Cockrell is President of Bank of America Charlotte and serves as the head of Sports Sponsorships for the company. As President of Bank of America Charlotte, he is responsible for connecting banking and investment resources offered through the eight lines of business to people and companies across the region as well as deploying Bank of America’s resources to address social and economic concerns to help the local community thrive.
Kieth recently served as the Global Technology & Operations Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for Programs, Business Controls, Oversight and Operations, as well as external relationships, for nearly 95,000 employees and contractors in more than 35 countries. Formerly, Kieth served as head of Specialty Client Services for Consumer & Small Business and President of Bank of America Michigan.
During his nearly 40 year career in financial services, Kieth has held a number of key executive roles inclusive of COO for Consumer & Small Business, National Community Markets executive responsible for 1,800 financial centers, President, Customer Service and Support responsible for all call center operations and the executive leading the debit card and ATM businesses. He also led Specialty Clients Services, Life Services, Employee Financial Services and Client Escalations.
Kieth is a passionate ally and advocate for a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. Previously, he served as vice chair of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Council. In this role, he was instrumental in establishing several employee networks; including the Black Professional Group, the Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership and Advancement, the Military Support and Assistance Group and the Black Executive Advisory Council. In 2019, he received two D&I awards, the Root Award and the Vanguard Award, for his role promoting equality, unity and multiculturalism.
Kieth co-chaired the 2020 Charlotte City Bond Campaign and is an active member of the community. He plays a pivotal role including Board Chair of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, Board Vice Chair of Johnson C. Smith University and Board Member of United Negro College Fund National, Museum of the New South, the Foundation for the Carolinas, Charlotte Sports Foundation and My Brother’s Keeper. He previously served on the boards of Providence Day School, Davidson College, United Way, Goodwill Industries, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and the American Diabetes Association, which previously named him Father of the Year. Kieth was named as a 2023 Power 100 Influential Leader by Business North Carolina, is a Michigan Chronicle Men of Excellence honoree and received the Excellence in Economic Development award from the 100 Black Men of Detroit.