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Andrew D. Plepler
Environmental, Social and Governance Executive/Bank of America

ANDREW D. PLEPLER is Bank of America’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Executive. In this role, Plepler engages with a broad range of consumer and community stakeholders to help inform and shape the bank’s strategies, policies, practices and programs. Plepler is chair of the bank’s National Community Advisory Council, which brings together public and private sector leaders to provide external perspective and advise the bank on products, services and responsible business practices. He also works to connect with partners to ensure that the bank’s collaborations on programs such as community development lending and investing, environmental sustainability, philanthropy, military support, arts and culture, and employee volunteer programs are making financial lives better in communities around the world. Prior to joining Bank of America, Plepler served as senior vice president of Housing and Community Initiatives with the Fannie Mae Foundation. He oversaw three of the foundation’s primary grant-making departments, as well as its regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Pasadena and Philadelphia. Before joining the Fannie Mae Foundation, Plepler was a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Tax Division and served on Capitol Hill as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Plepler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, FL. Plepler founded and continues to serve on the board of the Washington, DC-based Urban Alliance Foundation, a nonprofit jobs and mentoring program that works with economically disadvantaged high school students. He also serves on the Boards of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Living Cities Inc. and Levine Museum of the New South. Plepler has three children and resides in Charlotte, NC.