On the heels of the announcement that Ken Lewis will be retiring from Bank of America later this year, we decided to take an unusual look back at Lewis' controversial tenure as the bank's CEO.
Known for being combative and competitive, Lewis rose from being an industry unknown to the heights of the banking world. He was actually named Banker Of the Year as late as 2008. Earlier this year, New York Magazine's Daily Intel said Lewis has "always hoarded power and earned a reputation as a standoffish, acid-tongued loner."
But along the way, the press caught some rather revealing glimpses of the many facets of Lewis' multifaceted personality. And he developed something we like to call "The Ken Lewis Face." We've compiled some of the most entertaining -- and, to be fair, the most awkward -- shots of Lewis' long banking career. The captions, we should point out, are our own. Vote for your favorite Ken Lewis Face below.