Karen A Wilson

Senior Vice President, Private Bank Market Leader

Professional Profile

Karen Wilson is a Senior Vice President and a Market Leader for Bank of America Private Bank in Richmond, Virginia. In this role, Karen helps lead the Private Bank team to drive responsible growth and deliver our branded client experience. She has responsibility for Private Client Advisors and Private Client Managers, helping to optimize the client experience through the delivery of customized strategies and solutions that align with each client’s unique priorities. Karen is also responsible for recruiting, retaining and mentoring talent.

Prior to accepting this leadership position, Karen served as the Head of the Academy for Credit at Bank of America, where she was responsible for creating an end-to-end learning experience for our employees, engraining a customer-centric culture, supporting our brand and fostering career growth and development. Previously, she served as the Performance Enablement Executive for Consumer Lending. Karen started as a teller with Bank of America more than three decades ago and has held positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and channel development.

Karen earned her Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University where she majored in accounting. She is a Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt. Active in her community, she proudly serves on the Boards of the Greater Richmond YMCA, and Bon Secours St. Frances Medical Facility. Additionally, she is the Executive Sponsor for LEAD for Women in Richmond.

In her spare time Karen enjoys spending time with her children, attending college sporting events, and live music. She currently resides in Richmond with her husband and children.

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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.