Lisa Carnoy is an accomplished leader in global finance and capital markets. She spent 23 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, most recently as the Division Executive for the Northeast for U.S. Trust, the private bank within Bank of America, and as NYC Market President for Bank of America. She served on the operating committees for Global Wealth & Investment Management and for Bank of America. Prior to her move to Wealth Management, Carnoy served as head of Global Capital Markets for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and was a member of the Global Corporate and Investment Banking Operating Committee. She led the team raising the largest equity offering in U.S. history, $19 billion, that helped Merrill Lynch and Bank of America in 2009 repay the U.S. Treasury for money received from Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP).
Carnoy has been a passionate advocate for diversity – and co-founded several organizations including the Women’s Leadership Council at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and at Columbia, both the Women’s Leadership Council for Athletics and the Dean’s Advisory Circle. She was named among the 25 most influential women for the 25th anniversary of the Columbia-Barnard Athletic Consortium, and Women in Science at Columbia have named a leadership award in Lisa’s honor. She has been named to American Banker’s list of “Most Powerful Women in Finance,” and in 2013, she received the Merit Award from the Women’s Bond Club. She also has received Columbia’s John Jay Award for professional achievement, the College’s Alumna Achievement Award, and the University’s Alumni Medal.
Carnoy (CC’89) will be serving alongside Jonathan Lavine (CC’88) as co-chairs of the University Board of Trustees beginning in September 2018.
Columbia University’s Women Creating Change Leadership Council is comprised of individuals who are committed to the exploration of issues which affect women and the ways in which women address global gender challenges. The mission of the Council is to promote interdisciplinary collaborative research and to sponsor events that publicize this important work.