Kelly Demers

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Kelly Demers is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Chicago, Illinois. Kelly provides tailored guidance and integrated strategies to high-net-worth individuals and families. Empathetic and resourceful, she enjoys distilling each client’s short- and long-term goals, designing thoughtful initiatives to propel clients toward the lives and legacies they envision. As the lead relationship manager, Kelly stays apprised of changing client priorities, orchestrating cohesive action across a team of in-house specialists, each in a designated discipline: banking and lending, portfolio management, trust and estate planning, wealth strategy, business succession planning, and philanthropy. 

Kelly advises clients who encounter transitions in their wealth, either professionally or personally, helping them navigate significant decision points. She also works closely with entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives who recognize that their financial lives merit more attention, but who have extremely limited time. In either case, she prides herself on connecting clients to the range of resources at their disposal, serving as a reliable problem solver and guide. 

Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust), Kelly served as a Wealth Management Banker with BNY Mellon and a Private Client Loan Officer with JP Morgan Chase, both in Chicago. Her background also includes more than eighteen years as an entrepreneur and real estate investor, providing her with first-hand knowledge of the opportunities and challenges that business owners encounter. Kelly is a graduate of United States Military Academy at West Point, where she was an Academic All-American and captain of the soccer team. 

Active in a number of professional and community associations, she serves as a board member of West Point Class of 1990 and at the Joffrey Ballet Women’s Board.


  • United States Military Academy

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