Jill Governale

Senior Vice President, Private Client Manager

Professional Profile

Jill is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Manager at Bank of America Private Bank with over 17 years of fiduciary and wealth management experience.  As a  Private Client Manager, Jill has extensive experience working with ultra high net worth families and foundations to advise on investments, structure complex credit solutions as well as consult on philanthropic and estate planning strategies.

Jill transitioned to the Michigan market in 2016 after working for Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in New York, NY since 2007.  Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank, Jill was a trust officer for Citigroup Trust where she focused on complex fiduciary matters for high net worth families, including inter-generational transfer of wealth and estate planning.  Jill started her career as an associate attorney with Kraus & Kraus, LLP where she focused her practice on real estate.

Jill received her B.A. in Business Administration/Finance from Hillsdale College and went on to receive her J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.   She is a member of the New York Bar Association.

*In her current role she does not practice law or give legal advice.


  • Hillsdale College
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School


  • English

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