James E. Mahoney is the Strategy and Public Policy executive for Bank of America responsible for enhancing Bank of America’s reputation through influencer communications, federal and state government relations, and issues management.
Mahoney leads international, national and local public policy engagement and issues management for Bank of America and its operations around the world. He oversees the development and execution of strategic communications that help drive the company’s reputation. Mahoney’s team also helps shape and deliver Bank of America’s current 10-year, $125 billion environmental business initiative to help support clean energy and reduce demands on natural resources through lower-carbon lending, investment and financing solutions.
In 2015 Mahoney was named to PRWeek’s “The Power 50” – people who are “redefining the role of comms and marketing and elevating their brands and agencies to the highest levels on a global scale.” Ranked No. 19 overall, Mahoney was the top financial services executive on the list.
Mahoney previously was Director of Corporate Communications and Public Policy for FleetBoston Financial, overseeing government relations, media relations and internal communications. Before that, he was the Secretary of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and District Director for Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II.
Mahoney is a board member of the National Urban League and serves on the Board of Directors of the New England Council. He also is a member of the management committee for Stanford University’s Global Climate & Energy Project. Mahoney serves on the board of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets and was a Trustee of the University of Massachusetts from 1999 to 2005.
Mahoney has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College and a Master of Science degree from Harvard University.