Lewis Runnion

Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Director of Military Affairs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Lewis Runnion is senior vice president of public policy and director of military affairs at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he oversees initiatives that assist military veterans and their families with needs related to financial services, education, employment, housing, and more. He has contributed to programs that have invested more than $7 million into local veteran communities and helped more than 10,000 veterans and military spouses find employment nationwide.

In addition to serving veterans in his role at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Runnion co-founded Veterans on Wall Street, an initiative that provides resources to veterans for developing career skills and facilitating business opportunities in the financial services industry. Veterans on Wall Street was responsible for hosting the first New York City Chamber of Commerce hiring fair for military veterans.

Prior to beginning his financial services career, Lewis served as both an enlisted soldier and commissioned officer in the United States Army, attaining his commission from the Reserve Officer Training Corps. Following his honorable discharge from active duty Army, Lewis spent an additional five years in the United States Army Reserve.