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D. Steve Boland and Nasir Qadree

April 20, 2023

The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. hosted an Executive Conversation on Thursday, April 20, 2023 with Larry Di Rita, Chair of the Economic Club’s Education Committee and Bank of America’s Head of Global Public Policy & President, Greater Washington, D.C. for a discussion on building capital for minority-led businesses in the U.S. 

Joining Larry Di Rita for the discussion are D. Steve Boland, Chief Administrative Officer, Bank of America, and Nasir Qadree, Founder and Managing Partner, Zeal Capital. They will discuss Bank of America's investment in more than 130 minority-led private equity and venture capital funds in dozens of its U.S. operating markets, including the Washington, D.C region. The investments are helping to create thousands of minority-owned start-up companies. Following their conversation, Larry will moderate questions from attendees in the remaining time.