Amy Ellis-Simon

Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Head of corporate access, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Born: March 6, 1972, Evanston, Illinois

Education: BA history, University of Michigan

Early Marker: Landed sponsored internship at Merrill in 1993 on program that prepares minorities for careers in investment banking.

Current big idea: Philanthropic work to provide college and corporate opportunities for minorities. Philanthropic work to provide college and corporate opportunities for minorities.

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