Kathryn Black

Strategic Initiatives Executive, Bank of America

Kathryn Black recently retired from Bank of America as the Strategic Initiatives Executive, where she led several large-scale initiatives and public-private partnerships across the U.S. and globally. These included the Bank of America Alumni Network, a platform of digital and programmatic assets to engage former bank teammates; Leader On Loan, a cohort of bank leaders loaned to critical non-profit partners to advance strategic priorities; and Enterprise Jobs, a national, employer-led approach to building pathways into livable wage, high demand jobs for underserved communities.

Since 2018, Black has worked with the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council (CELC), a group of CEOs and college presidents, to advocate for solutions that improve Charlotte’s economic vitality and quality of life. She currently co-chairs the CELC workforce development working team.

With over 28 years of financial services experience, Black has held a variety of roles at financial institutions, including product and portfolio management, brand strategy, sales, data and analytics.

Black received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens University of Charlotte, and a Master of Business Administration from the Kenan- Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Black resides in Charlotte, N.C. with her husband and is mother to three sons. She currently serves on the boards of Communities in Schools, Road To Hire, myFutureNC and the Board of Advisors for the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC Chapel Hill. Prior board service includes the Arts and Science Council, Safe Alliance and Queens University of Charlotte board of trustees, on which she served for nineteen years.