Laura Boedges

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Laura Boedges is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in St. Louis, Missouri. Laura works closely with clients to discern their financial goals and priorities, crafting tailored initiatives to pursue those objectives with efficiency and care. An avid listener and empathetic guide, she supports individuals and families in becoming more informed stewards of their wealth, helping them streamline multiple aspects of their financial lives: investments, trust and estate planning, banking, business and executive services, and philanthropy.

Committed to ongoing client education, Laura seeks to empower clients through clear communication and pragmatic advice. She has particular depth advising women business owners and executives, as well as those undergoing significant transitions, such as divorce or loss of a loved one. She orchestrates a highly customized approach, integrating the in-depth insights of locally based specialists.

Prior to joining the Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust), Laura served as a Wealth Advisor with HighTower in St. Louis. She began her financial services career in 2009 with MetLife Midwest Associates and draws on more than 30 years of broad business experience. She earned her B.A. from the University of Tulsa and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.  She also holds the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® and Retirement Income Certified Professional® designations.

Laura’s interests include spending time outdoors, boating and camping. Laura also enjoys as much time as she can get with her husband and growing family, children and grandchildren.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP® (with plaque design) in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.
CDFA® and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® are trademarks of The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts™
The RICP® is the property of The American College of Financial Services, which reserves sole rights to its use, and is used by permission.


  • American College
  • Bryant University, Boston College of Finance
  • Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts
  • University of Tulsa

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

Marc J Griffith

Portfolio Manager


Karen T Johnson

Private Client Manager


Catherine L Thayer

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Key Contacts

Douglas T Gentry

Private Bank Senior Associate


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.