Chris L. Williams

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Chris Williams has joined Bank of America Private Bank serving multi-generational clients in the capacity of a Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor. He leads a team of professionals to optimize the future objectives of high-net-worth families.

Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank, Chris was a Senior Vice President and Market Leader for PNC's Wealth Management business in Chicago and the surrounding areas. Chris brings three decades of experience and success in leading private banking businesses in the Midwest. He joined PNC from JP Morgan where he was a Managing Director responsible for a large team of private banking professionals covering wealthy families throughout the Midwest. Chris has run similar businesses for Barclays, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley in Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, San Francisco and St. Louis and Minneapolis. 

Chris is active in the community and has served on several charitable boards including Ravinia Festival, the summer home of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Hall the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative and the Northeastern Illinois Boy Scouts if America. He was publicly elected to the Board of Trustees for the Kenilworth School District and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Economic Club of Chicago. Chris is a 2005 fellow for Leadership Greater Chicago, established by The Chicago Community Trust. 

Chris graduated from The University of Michigan and completed a two year program at Wharton Graduate School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania sponsored by Morgan Stanley. He resides in Kenilworth with his wife and four children.


  • University of Michigan


  • Chicago Yacht Club
  • Economic Club of Chicago
  • Leadership Greater Chicago

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