Bern Adam Glasser

Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Bern Glasser is a Vice President and Private Client Advisor at Bank of America Private Bank. In this role, he is responsible for connecting high net worth individuals and institutions to strategies that can help reach their financial goals. His approach combines the client experience of a boutique private bank with access to extensive resources, including traditional, specialty asset, alternative, and capital market investment solutions as well as customized credit and banking offerings.

Bern began his career in the financial services industry in 2007 at Towne Bank and holds certifications in Bank Operations, General Banking and Wealth Management.

Bern is active in the community and serves on the Steering Committe and Leadership Development Committee of the Downtown 100, a subdivision of the Downtown Norfolk Council. In addition he volunteers his time and capital to several non-profit organizations benefiting education and the arts in Hampton Roads, such as Hampton Roads Community Foundation's Community Leadership Partners, The Sandler Center Foundation Giving Circle, and Nadiv - a Giving Circle he helped establish with his friends.

Bern’s interests include volunteering, enjoying time with his family, traveling, and attending car shows.

*Some or all alternative investments may not be suitable for certain investors. Certain alternative investments carry significant risk and are not subject to the same regulatory oversight as mutual funds and other traditional investments. For these reasons, access to alternative investments may be limited to investors who are designated as sophisticated, high-net-worth investors.


  • English


  • Guilford College


  • At-Large Member, Downtown 100 Steering Committee (subdivision of Downtown Norfolk Council) 7/2019 - Present
  • Board Member, Virginia Air & Space Center (NASA Langley Visitor Center), Opportunity Program and Development Committees 8/2013 - 3/2018
  • Elected Board Member, Algonquin Park Civic League. 6/2014 - 12/2018
  • Member, Downtown 100 Leadership Development Committee (subdivision of Downtown Norfolk Council) 10/2017 - Present
  • Member, NADIV Philanthropic Giving Circle 8/2015 - Present
  • Member, Planning Committee, Urban Land Institute - Hampton Roads Chapter. 9/2019 - Present
  • Member, Sandler Center Foundation Giving Circle 4/2019 - Present
  • Partner, Hampton Roads Community Foundation Community Leadership Partners 4/2019 - Present

Our Team

Our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personal experience.

Note: These team members are a shared resource, involved in your wealth management plan as appropriate and are subject to change

Andrew S Komon

Portfolio Manager


Sheilah (Renee) R Johnson

Private Client Manager


Sean E Neary

Portfolio Manager


Christopher M Wilkinson

Private Client Manager


Joseph W Lipscomb

Senior Trust Officer


Key Contacts

Jeffrey W Brown


Jill W Hardesty


Let's Have A Conversation

We take the time to listen and learn about you and your family before creating strategies that aim to meet your needs, goals and best interests now and in the future


For more than 200 years, Bank of America Private Bank (Private Bank) has helped clients navigate the complex challenges of managing significant wealth. We draw on the Private Bank’s personalized approach, as well as the resources of Bank of America, to help individuals and families, businesses, and institutions achieve their financial objectives. Whether you’re looking to preserve and share wealth, build philanthropic legacies or plan for future growth, our commitment is to make your goals our priority.

At Bank of America Private Bank, we take pride in our history and in serving our clients’ best interests. We also value the continual pursuit of innovation in a constantly transforming world. We apply this perspective to help our clients anticipate and respond to evolving markets, changing environments and the growing complexities of the financial landscape. Mindful of the past, our focus is on providing today’s clients with disciplined financial strategies and a bridge across generations.