Andrew Plepler

Vice Chair of the Board and Co-Founder, Urban Alliance; Global Head of ESG, Bank of America

Andrew helped found Urban Alliance through a simple, thoughtful gesture. In 1996, then an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Andrew met with students at Anacostia Senior High School in Washington, DC. During his visit, he asked the students what they needed to succeed, and one young person simply replied: “I need a job.” That summer, Andrew found internships for that student and five classmates, thereby initiating our flagship High School Internship Program. Today, Andrew spearheads Bank of America’s focus on environmental, social and governance factors to help inform and shape the bank’s strategies, policies, practices and programs. Andrew chairs the bank’s National Community Advisory Council, which for more than ten years has brought together public and private sector leaders to provide external perspective and advise the bank on responsible business practices. From 2003-2009, Andrew was the President of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Prior to joining Bank of America, Andrew served as senior vice president of Housing and Community Initiatives with the Fannie Mae Foundation. Andrew also previously served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts in government from Franklin & Marshall College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law.