John Murfee

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

John Murfee is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor for Bank of America Private Bank and is based in Nashville. Well known among his friends and colleagues as a financial professional with a plain-spoken and genuine manner, John leads a very experienced team of estate and tax planning professionals, portfolio managers, private bankers, trust officers, and philanthropic experts to serve clients and their extended families. Given his personal affinity for the outdoors, John is very active with families who own or desire to own acreage in farm land and timber as part of their overall wealth management and generational planning. He also focuses on relationships with family offices around the southeastern United States.

John has nearly 30 years experience in the fixed income and equity markets. He began his career at J.C. Bradford & Company where he was a Partner in the Municipal Bond and Fixed Income Division. After J.C. Bradford was acquired, he later served as Vice-President at Stephens, Inc. and most recently as Managing Director of Institutional Equity Sales at Avondale Partners.

John and his wife have lived in Nashville since they both graduated from Vanderbilt where John earned both his undergraduate degree in Economics and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Vanderbilt Owen School.  Their oldest son swam for UVA where he served as Team Captain of the Men’s Swimming Team, and their youngest son is a pitcher for the Seattle Mariners minor league baseball team.

John is a member of The Econ Club of Nashville and also serves on the Board of Operation StandDown Tennessee, an organization that serves veterans. John also serves as a Board Member with Jonah’s Journey, a non-profit that assists children whose mothers have been incarcerated.


  • Vanderbilt Owen Business School
  • Vanderbilt University

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

Suzanne B. Smith

Private Client Manager


Megan Davis

Senior Trust Officer


Emily V Bratton

Private Client Manager


William Hirschman

Portfolio Manager


Royal H. Fowler

Portfolio Manager


Kristine (Kris) Lier

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Key Contacts

Christy M Heinbockel

Private Banking Associate II


Carla Rios

Private Banking Associate II


Let's Have A Conversation

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 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.