Maryann Knight Ekberg

Managing Director, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Maryann Knight Ekberg is a Managing Director and Private Client Advisor at Bank of America Private Bank in Boston, Massachusetts. She works with a select group of ultra-high-net-worth clients nationwide, including senior corporate executives, business owners, art collectors and multigenerational families. Maryann draws on more than 30 years of wealth management, lending and investment experience to help clients define and pursue the personal and professional goals they want to accomplish with their wealth. Her integrated approach to wealth management combines her own skills with the talents of a multidisciplinary team and the deep resources of the Private Bank. 

Maryann brings together a team of skilled professionals to design and deliver financial strategies targeted to precise client goals. Together with team members, she can offer a broad range of services including strategies for cash management, investment management and philanthropy, as well as trust and estate planning services. The team also focuses on specialized credit and lending solutions. They include financing for residential, recreational and investment properties, as well as structured credit to help clients pursue specific objectives such as expanding an art collection, financing private aircraft or restoring a historic property.              

Maryann began her career in business banking at First National Bank of Boston (a predecessor to Bank of America) in 1987. Her extensive experience includes more than 20 years at legacy Bank of America financial institutions, as well as positions at Wells Fargo Private Bank and JP Morgan Private Bank. She joined the Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2017.

Maryann serves on the Board of Advisors of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, and is a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council.

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

Melissa P White

Senior Trust Officer


Adrienne Cormier

Senior Trust Officer


Mercedeh Shahbodaghi

Portfolio Manager


Tristran K Eddy

Portfolio Manager


Bradley A Mattocks

Private Client Manager


Carrie R. Seligman

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Julie M Cameron

Senior Trust Officer


Frances Barrett

Market Trust Executive


Robert Rene Drouin

Wealth Strategies Advisor



Portfolio Manager


Gerald Chapski

Portfolio Manager


Kenneth A Herschfield

Portfolio Manager


Ashten L Petry

Portfolio Manager


Mark C Wieland

Portfolio Manager


Robert A. Connolly

Private Client Manager


Key Contacts

James Powlesland

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.