Laura Pease

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Laura Pease is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Atlanta, Georgia. She brings more than three decades of extensive experience in trust and investment management to senior corporate executives, successful business owners, multiple generations of wealthy families and family offices. She also works closely with individuals going through divorce and other life transitions.

A former trust officer, Laura focuses on helping clients identify their goals for both lifestyles and legacies. She reminds clients that the lessons of having wealth should be shared with their children. When possible, she offers guidance to “the next generation” on developing thoughtful financial habits. With a deep understanding of what inspires and concerns each client, Laura sets the stage for her team to craft and implement wealth structuring, cash flow planning, customized credit and lending, strategic philanthropy, investment management, and trust and estate planning strategies.

Before joining Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 1999, Laura served high-net-worth families and institutions at SunTrust Bank, as well as endowments and foundations at Wachovia Bank. She holds a B.A. in international studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also graduated from the Cannon Financial Institute Trust Management School and the American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University. 

Laura holds the Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA) designation which is sponsored by the ABA Institute of Certified Bankers.

A longtime Atlanta resident, Laura is an active member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council and was the 2010-2011 president of the organization. She is also a member of the Georgia Planned Giving Council, past member of the Board of Trustees at her church and was appointed a Board of Visitors member at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  


  • American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University
  • Cannon Financial Institute Trust Management School
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • English

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

Kimberly Sexton Collins

Senior Trust Officer


Michael Allen Pond

Senior Trust Officer


Ashley Steele

Senior Trust Officer


Matthew W Goodson

Senior Trust Officer


James (Jim) T Farmer

Portfolio Manager


Billy (Bill) C Hamlet

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Kelsey L Wallace

Senior Trust Officer


Joseph (Joe) M Scarpinato

Portfolio Manager


William (Bill) S Patzer

Portfolio Manager


Trista Greenhill

Portfolio Manager


Shih (May) M Tsao

Private Client Manager


Priya Saha

Private Client Manager


Daphne D Willis

Private Client Manager


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.