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Senior Executive Vice President
Wealth Management Group
John Bahnken is Senior Executive Vice President and leads the Wealth Management Group, which includes wealth strategy, investment management, customized banking solutions, trust and estate services, and other specialized offerings that help wealthy clients address all facets of their financial lives. Bahnken joined the bank in 2011 and is a member of the bank’s Executive Management Committee.
With more than 30 years of experience, Bahnken has a track record of success developing comprehensive wealth management solutions. Bahnken spent 17 years at Bank of America where he most recently was president of its Global Wealth & Investment Management Products Group and earlier had been chief operating officer of Banc of America Investment Services. Additionally, he served as president of Fleet Securities and held a range of senior executive positions at Norstar, Prudential Securities and HSBC Americas.
Bahnken is active in the securities industry, having served as a member and chairman of the American Bankers Association Securities Association board of directors. He is currently Chairman of Institute for Student Achievement, a national public education transformation organization.
Bahnken earned bachelor's and MBA degrees from Hofstra University.