Jeff Cathey – Director – Senior Military Affairs Executive, Bank of America

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Jeffrey (Jeff) Cathey is Head, Military and Veterans Affairs for Bank of America, reporting into Consumer Banking and Merrill Edge.

    Leading the Military Banking Overseas Division, Jeff is responsible for managing and executing the military banking contract with the Department of Defense. He leads a 700+ global person team, headquartered in San Antonio, TX, to ensure banking services and products are readily available, through 64 banking centers and a robust ATM network, to service members deployed in ten countries in Europe, Asia, and around the globe.

As Head of Military Affairs, Jeff leads a dedicated group within Bank of America focused on support of active duty military and their families, and successful reintegration of service members into the civilian sector. He is responsible for business development and engagement in the Washington, DC arena and nationally. His team is integral in exploring marketing and philanthropic opportunities, as well as events supporting the military community worldwide. His work includes leveraging the strength of the brand to build a foundation for future growth.

Cathey joined Bank of America in April 2008 directly from the Pentagon. Jeff served with distinction in the U.S. Navy for 29 years, and led commands worldwide at all levels to include two fleet squadrons and a carrier air wing in USS Enterprise. Jeff flew 100 combat missions and is a decorated veteran of Operation Urgent Fury, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jeff also served in Washington as Director for Senate Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Raised in Tampa, Florida, Jeff played football at the University of Tampa and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida. He earned a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies at the Naval War College. Jeff serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Military Banks of America and University of Tampa’s Center for Leadership. He is the Vice Chair for Mission United Suncoast and a recent adjunct professor at the University of South Florida. He is married with three adult children.