Melanie M Samoska

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Melanie Samoska is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor at Bank of America Private Bank in Baltimore, Maryland. Drawing on her own extensive financial industry experience and the deep resources of the Private Bank, she guides ultra-high-net-worth families, executives and business owners in creating strategies to pursue their wealth management objectives.

Melanie leads a team of specialists who work in concert to design and implement strategies tailored to individual goals. These include investment management, pre-liquidity event planning and philanthropy. The team can also offer trust and estate planning services, as well as customized credit and lending solutions.   

Melanie joined the Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2016. Her previous financial experience included four years in credit and lending and eight years as a business banking relationship manager. In that role, she worked primarily with mid-size businesses. She started her financial services career in 2001, after graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree. 

Melanie is a former board member of Catch a Lift Fund, an initiative to provide gym memberships, fitness equipment and wellness programs for wounded post-9/11 veterans. She is an active volunteer with other veteran organizations, and also serves in her Homeland community in Baltimore City and with Towson University’s Professional Leadership for Women program. A sports enthusiast, Melanie played competitive tennis and once had a 5.0 ranking with the U.S. Tennis Association. She is an avid baseball fan and volunteers as a coach for a variety of youth athletics.

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

Kristen M Benner

Private Client Advisor


Sarah S Pelletier

Private Client Manager


Lawrence (Larry) J Macklin

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Rachel K. Schaub

Portfolio Manager


Laura A Klepczynski

Portfolio Manager


Jennifer Labino

Senior Trust Officer


John D Sullivan

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.