Maria R Clarke

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Institutional Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Maria R. Clarke, CFA, is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank, serving the greater Washington region. Maria works closely with individuals, families and institutions, developing integrated wealth and investment management strategies to help advance their financial objectives. Maria builds a team of specialists around each client, selecting a portfolio manager, wealth strategist, private client manager, trust officer, and private banking specialists, as appropriate. She spearheads in-depth analysis of a client’s family, business and philanthropic priorities, leveraging the intellectual capital of the bank.

Maria has more than two decades of experience in private equity and commercial real estate working with institutional clients. Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank, she was Managing Principal of ISG Advisers, a real estate investment advisory firm. She also spent 15 years with the Building and Housing Investment Trusts, a real estate investment management platform, where she held several senior-level positions.

Maria earned her M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Miami and her B.S. in Finance and Corporate Law from Florida State University. She is a graduate of Georgetown University Executive Program in International Finance and Global Markets. Maria also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.

Maria is very active in the community serving on various community boards and affiliated with several professional organizations.

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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

Christopher Tate

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Lawrence T Malecky

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Zachary A Cohen

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Connie A Torabian


Erica L Webber

Senior Trust Officer


John P Devine

Portfolio Manager


Cynthia S Prentiss

Portfolio Manager


Katharine R. Leithead

Private Client Manager


Laura Hannon

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 (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.