Christopher A Johnston

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Christopher Johnston is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank who has 20 years of experience in financial industries including banking, credit, investments, small business and philanthropy. The majority of his professional career has been advising high-net-worth families, private foundations and private business owners.

Christopher leads a team of professionals who serve high-net-worth and ultra high-net-worth individuals, families and companies by delivering a broad range of capabilities offered by Bank of America. Based in McLean, VA, Christopher and the team are dedicated to providing clients with professional services tailored to their unique needs.

Christopher joined Fleet Bank in 2000, working in the retail banking structure as a Small Business Specialist in Hudson, New York. During this time he participated in Fleet’s Retail Management Development Program. In 2003 he joined the Princeton, NJ Private Banking team of Fleet Bank assisting high-net-worth clients in managing their finances. Christopher joined the team in Chevy Chase, MD in 2005 as a Private Client Manager. In 2007 Bank of America acquired U.S. Trust. In July 2014 Chris transitioned to a new role as a Private Client Advisor. Previously Chris held positions at M & T Bank Corp. in retail management and as a participant in their Management Development Program (2000).  He earned his B.A. from Lafayette College in Easton, PA.

Christopher lives with his family in Vienna, VA and is an active participant in his local community. He served on the board of Christ Episcopal Church and volunteers with a variety of local charities throughout the year.  He has offices in Tysons Corner, VA and Chevy Chase, MD.

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

Benjamin A. Hilyard

Senior Trust Officer

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Steven D LaRosa

Portfolio Manager


James (Mark) M Hubbard

Private Client Manager


Zachary A Cohen

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Key Contacts

Kyle Gibson


Megan J Gardepe


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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.