Celeste F Center

Managing Director, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Celeste Center is a Managing Director and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Chicago, Illinois. Celeste has significant experience catering to the complex requirements of business owners, individuals in the real-estate space, and other high-net-worth families, including some family offices. Relationship oriented, she gains a deep understanding of her clients personally, professionally, and financially. This approach helps her clients prioritize their short- and long-term goals and implement a customized game plan that Celeste regularly revisits and refines.

Celeste’s areas of focus include personal banking; lending; investment management; and trust, estate and philanthropic planning. To address these needs, she builds a team of industry specialists around each client, spearheading a cohesive approach that looks to uncover possible efficiencies on both sides of the balance sheet. Disciplined and thorough in her approach, Celeste recognizes the importance of precise execution in advancing client priorities.

Celeste has worked at Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) and its predecessors since 2000. In addition to her work as an Advisor, she has served as a Division Manager and Private Banker with LaSalle Bank Wealth Management. Prior to moving to Chicago, she held tenures as a Private Banker with AmSouth Bank and a Relationship Manager with Nations Bank, both in Nashville, Tennessee. She began her financial services career in 1990 and earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Celeste serves on the Chicago Advisory Board of the Posse Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting college success and leadership development for students from diverse backgrounds. Previously, she served on the board of Jewish Child and Family Services and was a National Young Leadership Cabinet Member for the Jewish United Fund.

Key Contacts

Sylvia F Rodriguez

Private Bank Senior Associate


Linda Burks

Private Bank Senior Associate


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