Eric B Hawes

Senior Vice President, Senior Trust Officer

Professional Profile

Eric Hawes, CTFA, is a Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer at Bank of America Private Bank in Princeton, New Jersey, where he focuses on overseeing fiduciary account administration and providing wealth structuring, trust, estate and philanthropic planning to his clients.   Eric is the main point of contact for clients and their families regarding matters of fiduciary account administration and will engage other Bank of America Private Bank specialists to assist, as appropriate, in support of each client’s overall wealth strategy.

Prior to becoming part of the Bank of America Private Bank team, Eric spent 13 years at Merrill and Merrill Lynch Trust Company serving as an Internal Trust Specialist, Trust Officer and Trust Administrator providing account administration oversight and wealth transfer guidance to high-net-worth individuals. 

Eric attended Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Trust and Investment Management and his Master of Business Administration degree upon graduation.  In addition, Eric holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.


Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S.

Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA) certification is issued by the ABA Institute of Certified Bankers.

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