Richard P Cella

Senior Vice President, Senior Trust Officer

Professional Profile

Richard P. Cella is a Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer at Bank of America Private Bank in New Haven, CT.  His focus is on the administration of clients’ trusts and carrying out provisions contained in trust documents. Rick is the main point of contact for clients and their beneficiaries when it comes to matters of trust administration and will engage other Private Bank specialists to assist, as appropriate.  At Bank of America Private Bank, we recognize each trust and each beneficiary is unique, and we provide highly personalized service to help carry out your estate plans.

Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank in 1997, Rick worked in fiduciary administration roles in the fields of trust administration, estate planning, and investments at Sachem Trust and Chase Manhattan Bank.

Rick graduated from Tufts University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He also holds a Certificate in Trust and Estate Planning from the New England School of Banking at Williams College.  Rick holds the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA®) designation which is sponsored by the ABA Institute of Certified Bankers.  






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