Laura Pease

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Laura Pease, a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor for Bank of America Private Bank, has more than three decades of experience in the trust and investment business. In her role she seeks to provide high net worth individuals and families with a highly personalized experience, proactively listening to concerns and financial objectives in order to pursue goals. Laura strives to give clients a sense of a boutique bank experience while providing clients with access to the vast resources of the Bank of America Private Bank. As a Private Client Advisor, Laura strives to help build legacies for multiple generations.

She has worked with high net worth families and institutions at SunTrust Bank and with endowments and foundations at Wachovia Bank prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank in 1999. Laura holds a B.A. in International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated from the Cannon Financial Institute Trust Management School in 1996. In addition, Laura graduated from the American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University in 2006, where she received her Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation.

A long-term Atlanta resident, she 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.

*Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) certification is issued by the Institute of Certified Bankers.

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

Shih (May) M Tsao

Private Client Manager


Kimberly Sexton Collins

Senior Trust Officer


Michael Allen Pond

Senior Trust Officer


Ashley Steele

Senior Trust Officer


Matthew W Goodson

Trust Officer


James (Jim) T Farmer

Portfolio Manager


Robert S Kalaman

Portfolio Manager


Robert (Rob) C Wicking

Portfolio Manager


Billy (Bill) C Hamlet

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Joseph (Joe) M Scarpinato

Portfolio Manager


Key Contacts

Jennifer (Jenna) M Forrester


Blakely H Richardson


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 (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.