About the Foundation

Board & Staff

Richard Levin

Richard M. Levin

President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Rich Levin is a Managing Director with Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s (“BAML”) Consumer and Retail Corporate & Investment Banking group in Chicago. He leads teams of bankers responsible for client management and delivery of BAML’s platform of corporate finance, capital markets, treasury management, and other corporate banking products throughout the firm’s global network.

Rich has extensive experience helping companies raise debt and equity capital, manage financial exposures through global capital markets, and building out global treasury management platforms, including numerous solutions in international markets. Rich’s clients are primarily multinational retail and consumer products companies. Industry expertise also includes healthcare, diversified industrial companies, and financial institutions.

Rich joined BAML in 2010 from Citi where he was a senior member of the firm’s Consumer & Healthcare team. Prior experience during his 18 years at Citi included roles in the firm’s Structured Finance Group (covering private equity firms and leveraged companies) and Global Derivatives Group.

Prior to Citi, Rich worked for NCNB in Charlotte and Dallas from 1987-90.

Rich serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, one of the country’s largest and most innovative food banks. He is also on the Board of the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation and is an Elder at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, where he moderates the church’s Finance Committee.

Rich graduated from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with a B.S. in finance and minor in economics in 1987. He received an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1992.

Rich currently lives in Lake Forest, Illinois with his wife, Sally McDonald, and their three sons. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky.