James E. Mahoney, a grownup Bank of America executive whose extensive career spanned the worlds of business, government, and politics, died Saturday, the consequence of complications from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle mishap this past year. He had been 67.
Mahoney, a seasoned cyclist, suffered a head injury after falling from his bicycle when riding with a buddy in Weston in early July 2019.
“His wife, Peggy, his seven brothers and sisters, and three children will miss the sunshine that Jim brought into all of our lives,” stated his brother John Mahoney.
Mahoney, that headed by Jim, spent the last 25 years in Bank of both America and its predecessor, FleetBoston Financial, most recently as executive vice president and international corporate strategy and public policy . Throughout his tenure in the bank, the second-largest in the USA , he worked closely with vice chairman Anne Finucane and chief executive Brian Moynihan.
All three executives came from FleetBostonthat had been obtained by North Carolina-based Bank of America at 2004, and they continued to reside and mostly function in the Boston region even as the bank’s headquarters stayed in Charlotte.
Mahoney has been an influential behind-the-scenes participant in the fields of public policy, plan, and communications. He had been an instrumental force behind the bank’s $300 billion program to fund clean-energy projects.
“Jim was one of those people who just made us better than we otherwise would be; he had a sense of the outside in, reading a situation as few could and ushering us through big opportunities as well as difficult times with wisdom, humor and great thinking. He led by standing with you,” Moynihan said in a statement.
Before entering the private sector, Mahoney served four years as chief spokesman for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston under president Richard Syron.
Ahead of the Boston Fed he worked in politics, volunteering to the ineffective 1980 presidential campaign of Jerry Brown, who was then governor of California, then taking work in Brown’s state office of proper engineering, where he concentrated on ecological problems.
“He was an early volunteer, and he and his wife drove us all around New Hampshire and Wisconsin,” Brown stated.
Mahoney afterwards worked as an aide and spokesman for US Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II of Massachusetts.
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