Erika L Grim

Senior Vice President, Private Client Manager

Professional Profile

Erika Briggs is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Manager with Bank of America Private Bank in Chicago. Erika provides leadership, oversight, and follow-through, and seeks to facilitate the highest caliber of strategy and service for clients and their families. Her direct experience working closely with an accomplished clientele has enhanced her ability to discern their needs, anticipate their priorities, and oversee complex initiatives on their behalf.

An effective leader, Erika orchestrates careful collaboration across a team of Private Bank specialists, helping to advance steady progress toward client objectives. She has particular depth in customized credit for significant acquisitions, such as homes, aircraft, yachts, and fine art. Detail oriented, Erika is also skilled uncovering efficiencies across multiple areas of client wealth. She is adept in researching options for clients to consider, supporting them in making informed decisions about the direction and deployment of their wealth.

Erika joined Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2004. Previously, she held roles in 401(k) administration and brokerage. Originally from Detroit, she earned her M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and her B.A. in finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Within the community, Erika is active with Youth Guidance, a nonprofit organization that supports underserved schoolchildren in Chicago. Within the firm, she participates in the “Better Money Habits” curriculum, partnering with Junior Achievement in local elementary schools. Erika is involved in a number of employee networks, including LEAD for Women; CAMP, the Chicago Area Mentoring Program; and WEN, the Women’s Empowerment Network. Erika also leads a cross line of business Power of 10 Circle, which supports information sharing and mentoring for women. In her free time, Erika enjoys yoga, long distance biking, hiking, and traveling. She is also a former Toastmaster.

EDUCATION

  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Virginia- Semester at Sea
  • Wylie E Groves High School

LANGUAGES

  • English

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Youth Guidance - Working on Womanhood (WOW) Board/Executive Committee

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