Bank of America names new Hampton Roads president
Frank Castellanos was Foreign Service officer before banking career
Francisco “Frank” Castellanos has been named the Hampton Roads region president for Bank of America, the bank announced Monday.
Castellanos comes to Bank of America from Merill Lynch Wealth Management, where he was the market executive for greater Virginia and a market integration executive. He previously worked in Bank of America’s policy office, concentrating on cyber and international policy issues.
Before starting his career in the banking industry, he was a U.S. Foreign Service officer for 20 years, serving six tours in the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. He held command positions in war zones and other hostile environments. He was an associate with the National Intelligence Council and has served on a number of inter-agency boards, where he guided U.S. policy, foreign collection and investments to protect American interests abroad.
Castellanos will take over for Charlie Henderson, who is retiring from Bank of America early next year after 42 years, the last 15 of which he spent as the bank’s Hampton Roads president.
Castellanos lives in Williamsburg.