Leigh Ann Smith
Leigh Ann Smith is a Senior Vice President and Community Development Equity Executive with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She manages the bank’s national origination platform for Low Income Housing Tax Credit investments through syndicator partners as well as its Historic and New Markets Tax Credits originations. Leigh Ann leads a team of equity originators responsible for structuring and closing tax credit equity investments in projects across the country.
Leigh Ann joined Bank of America in Charlotte in 1999 after two years with a community bank in New Orleans. Prior to moving to the equity side of the business, she worked as an underwriter in the bank’s Community Development and Commercial Real Estate Lending groups.
Leigh Ann has a BBA with high honors from Emory University and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She serves on the Board of Directors for Crisis Assistance Ministries as well as CAHEC (a nonprofit regional tax credit equity syndicator), and she is a Guardian Ad Litem for children in foster care.