Bill Golden

Board Member

Bill Golden is an Operations Executive with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He is their Global Head of Client Offboarding, Data Quality and Controls (CODC) within Client Operational Services and the Global Banking and Marketing Operations (GRAM) Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Executive.

As the GBAM Operations AML Executive, Bill is responsible for oversight and coordination of Anti-Money Laundering efforts across GBAM Operations. His CODC teams are focused on legal entity offboarding, account closure, client reference data quality checks and AML detective controls for GBAM. Additionally, Bill is the Northeast Region Coordinator for Bank of America’s Military Support and Assistance Group (MSAG) and a director for the company’s NY Chapter of Leadership, Advocacy and Development (LEAD) for Women.

Bill joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a Operational Risk Officer for Global Equities immediately after retiring from the U.S. Army. He was subsequently named Global Operational Risk Lead for Equity Asset Management Services. In this capacity, Bill led enhanced monitoring, assessment and testing of the business, independently and with external consultants, focuces on establishing an Operational Risk Coverage Model and remediating numerous Matters Requiring Attetion.

Prior to joining Bank of America, Bill served in the U.S. Army for 20 years as an aviator including 12 years in Special Operations Aviation, flying various types of helicopters, with a myriad of different leadership assignments. His final assignment was as the Battalion Commander for 3rd Battalion of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborn) and as the Task Force Commander for Special Operations Forces Rotary Wing assets in Afghanistan.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in corporate finance from the University of Alabama and a Master of Arts Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College.