Maria R Clarke

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Institutional Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Maria Clarke, CFA, is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in the Washington, D.C. region. She works closely with ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families, as well as select institutions, to create integrated wealth management strategies tailored to specific financial objectives.

Leveraging the deep intellectual capital of the Private Bank, Maria spearheads in-depth analysis of each client’s family, business and philanthropic priorities. She builds and leads a team of specialists who can work with clients to develop strategies for investment management and philanthropy, trust and estate planning services, and credit and lending solutions. Depending on the client’s focus, team members may include a portfolio manager, wealth strategist, private client manager, trust officer, and private banking specialists.  

Maria has more than two decades of experience working with private equity and institutional clients. Prior to joining the Private Bank in 2014, she was managing principal at ISG Advisers, a real estate investment advisory firm. Earlier, she held senior-level positions with the Building and Housing Investment Trusts.  

Maria holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation. She has an MBA degree in finance from the University of Miami and a B.S. degree in finance and corporate law from Florida State University. (She does not provide legal advice in her role at the Private Bank.)  She also completed the Georgetown University Executive Program in International Finance and Global Markets.

Maria Clarke is very active in the community. Currently, Maria is on the advisory committee of National Association of Corporate Directors Capital Chapter and is past president of the advisory board for the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute.  


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  • Florida State University
  • University of Miami


  • Spanish

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


Zachary A Cohen

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Erica L Webber

Senior Trust Officer


Cynthia S Prentiss

Portfolio Manager


Laura Hannon

Private Client Manager


James (Mark) M Hubbard

Private Client Manager


Steven D LaRosa

Portfolio Manager


Matthew Lettinga

Portfolio Manager


Benjamin A. Hilyard

Senior Trust Officer


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.