Pia OConnor

Vice President, Private Bank Private Client Associate

Professional Profile

Pia O'Connor is a Vice President and Private Client Associate at Bank of America Private Bank in Buffalo, New York. An efficient and creative problem solver, she is passionate about connecting clients to the resources and capabilities that align with their distinctive needs. Pia takes great satisfaction in helping multiple generations of families address the intricacies that can accompany significant wealth. She has a depth of experience helping family foundations and other not-for profits pursue their philanthropic missions. 

Born and raised in Buffalo, Pia draws on her extensive knowledge of the city to help owners of privately held companies, including medical and dental professionals, create lasting legacies for their businesses. She offers the insight to assist with their succession planning, exit strategies, corporate governance, and structuring of their ownership interest to help achieve their specific objectives. 

Leading a team of highly focused specialists, she offers customized strategies across multiple disciplines, including wealth structuring, philanthropy, investment management, trust and estate planning services, and sophisticated credit and lending solutions. 

Pia joined Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2019 after a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Some of her many roles included pharmaceutical sales, marketing, and physician education. Pia graduated Cum Laude from Canisius College with a Bachelor’s degree in biology.

Pia and her husband have three children. Passionate about her local community, she is currently a committee member of NativityMiguel School of Buffalo and a member of One Jesuit Buffalo. Pia enjoys being involved with her children’s school and various activities and her hobbies include skiing, music, cooking, reading, and playing golf.


  • Canisius College

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