Today’s guest was Yahaira “Jay” Placencia, a Senior Vice President at Bank of America
in the Bank of America Wealth Management division. In 2016, Forbes Magazine listed Bank of America (BOA) as the eleventh largest company in the world with its headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. BOA serves clients all over the world. The National Football League team, Carolina Panthers, plays its home games in the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Today’s host was Ingris Izaguirre Maradiaga.
Ingris welcomes “Jay” outside of the Life Skills class prior to the start of class.
Jay said “Ingris made me feel welcome; she made me relax before going into the classroom to meet her classmates“. A perfect host!
Ingris escorts Jay into the Life Skills classroom
Ingris introduces Jay to her Life Skills classmates
Imani Turner welcomes Jay to class following Ingris’ introduction as other students waited to do the same. “I was very impressed with how professional the students’ greetings were. Firm handshakes and good eye contact. Impressive!“Jay commented.
Jay began her story by explaining what a person does working in the “banking” industry. Like many large companies, there are a wide variety of jobs at a large company like BOA. From tellers and managers of neighborhood BOA banks to computer programmers in the Informational Technology (IT) departments, Bank of America has approximately 208,000 employees.
“I work in the wealth management division”
Jay begins to share her banking story with the Life Skills class.
Jay said. “This simply means when a person gives the bank a certain amount of money to invest, my responsibility is increase the value of this money each year over time. For example,
if someone gave BOA $100,000 to initially invest, my responsibility is to increase the $100,000 to $105,000 the next year and to $110,000 or more the following year