DBT40 Honoree: Hank Weaver
Position: Analytics & Reporting Executive
Employer: Bank of America
Hank Weaver started working at Bank of America when he was 15 years old with high school working papers, and he secured a full-time job as a collector after graduating from the University of Delaware. About 20 years and more than 10 different roles later, he now works as an analytics and reporting executive for the bank. Weaver is responsible for Chief Operating Officer Reporting & Analytics for the Consumer, Small Business and Wealth Operations division. He also serves as the career development pillar lead for the Delaware Market Council, and is the executive sponsor of the Delaware Black Professionals Group.
During the pandemic, Weaver assisted with the rollout of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which has been the most rewarding accomplishment yet. Amid COVID-19, Weaver has learned not to be constrained by his official “role,” and instead focuses his attention where there is the greatest need, including matters of health, safety and racial equality. The pandemic has also reinforced for him the need to tailor his management style to individual workers’ circumstances as he leads employees spread across the country.
Weaver has volunteered and donated to the United Way, Food Bank of Delaware and the Blood Bank of Delmarva. He has also been a board member of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates for the last five years, including serving as treasurer, and he currently holds the office of the 2nd vice president. The organization, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, preserves and promotes the site of the Battle of Brandywine, one of the largest land battles of the American Revolutionary War, located in Chadds Ford, Pa.
Weaver is happily married with three children — Robbie, 13, and Ashleigh, 12, from his first marriage, and a toddler, Emerson Rose, with his wife, Kelley.
Weaver is working on a three-year streak of reading 50 books per year, and he is four games away from completing his bucket list of visiting every Major League Baseball stadium.