Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2021, including Adriana Kong Romero, president of Bank of America TucsonIn celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Most Influential Women program, is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2021 each day leading up to the Most Influential Women of 2021 dinner and reception.

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Today’s spotlight: Adriana Kong Romero


Bank of America Tucson

As president of Bank of America Tucson, Kong Romero deploys the bank’s resources to address social and economic concerns and build strong communities. She also serves as Global Banking and Markets West Region market executive, leading a team of bankers that serve companies with annual revenues of $5 million to $2 billion.

Lesson learned in 2020: “The pandemic taught me the importance of slowing down and appreciating the value of the simpler things in life, for the sake of my physical and mental health. If we come together and prioritize the health of our employees and community, we’ll emerge from the pandemic stronger than before. As we transition to a “pre-pandemic normal,” I remain committed to this notion and encourage everyone to pursue a healthy work-life balance.”

Source of pride: “One of my proudest professional moments took place in 2014 when the Tucson market was recognized at a national Bank of America meeting for being one of the top performers in our market segment. My leadership team, who truly deserves to be recognized for their incredible work, was able to attend the meeting and personally receive the award from Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan.”

Surprising fact: “I would love to live in a foreign country.  It’s one thing to vacation somewhere, but it would be neat to immerse myself and truly get to know the people and culture of another city and country. Italy is at the top of my list.”