Janet L Ryan

Managing Director, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Janet joined Bank of America in 1997 and is currently a Managing Director and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank, working with high net worth individuals and their families along with institutional nonprofits, professional athletes and family offices. She leads a team focused on investment management, wealth transfer strategies, equity, commodity and interest rate risk management and customized credit and banking. Janet has been a top producer, winning numerous awards including being selected multiple years for the Barron’s Top Women Advisor Summit with Bank of America Private Bank.

Prior to joining Bank of America, she worked for a regional bank in Little Rock, Arkansas from 1988 to 1997 as a Vice President and Commercial Lender with responsibility for management of a commercial loan portfolio and management of the treasury services.

She graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and majored in Accounting. She passed the CPA exam in 1994. Additionally, she is a Graduate of the Greater Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Leadership School. 

Janet  currently is Ex  Officio for the Board of Directors for the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas where she also sits on their Finance Committee and Executive Committee and serves as Chairman of the Meals on Wheels committee. She sits on the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board for the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Janet is involved with numerous other nonprofits in the Dallas market focused on education, arts and healthcare. She is a member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity Alumni Association - Dallas Chapter.

Janet currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband.

*Janet does not provide accounting advice in her role with Bank of America Private Bank.

*Some or all alternative investments may not be suitable for certain investors. Certain alternative investments carry significant risk and are not subject to the same regulatory oversight as mutual funds and other traditional investments. For these reasons, access to alternative investments may be limited to investors who are designated as sophisticated, high-net-worth investors.

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

Kurt L Mathison

Private Client Manager


Key Contacts

Tina L Howard


Shelby L Kirksey


Shawn Snyder


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We take the time to listen and learn about you and your family before creating strategies that aim to meet your needs, goals and best interests now and in the future


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.