Shania Weir-Fanelli

Managing Director, Senior Trust Officer

Professional Profile

Shania Weir-Fanelli, is a Managing Director and Senior Trust Officer at Bank of America Private Bank in New York, New York.  Shania, advises families across a wide range of wealth transfer strategies and assists them in the creation and implementation of personal trusts. She also provides fiduciary acumen and over-sight in the administration of various types of trusts and other fiduciary investment management accounts.

Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust), Shania worked at Fiduciary Trust Company International for 11 years, most recently as a Managing Director and Senior Trust Officer in the New York market.  She was responsible for delivering all aspects of trust administration and relationship management services for high net worth relationships.  Previously, Shania spent five years in a client-facing role within the Multi Family Office division of U.S. Trust.

Shania received her B.A. in accounting from Clark Atlanta University, and is a graduate of the American Bankers Association’s National Trust Graduate School and the New York Bankers Association’s Trust and Estate Schools. Shania holds the Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA) designation which is sponsored by the ABA Institute of Certified Bankers.

Additionally, Shania is an active volunteer with the Planning and Estates Law Project (PELP) of the City Bar Justice Center.  PELP offers free legal assistance with end-of-life planning, probate, and estates matters to low-income individuals in New York City. 

Shania lives in Westchester, New York with her husband, Michael, their two daughters, Brooke and Olivia, and Cockapoo, Bailey.

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