Thomas (TJ) J Kornett

Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

TJ Kornett is a Vice President and Private Client Advisor at Bank of America Private Bank, based in Southwest Florida. He works closely with ultra-high-net-worth families and individuals state and nationwide, including many active and retired business owners. TJ leads a locally based team with access to the extensive resources and global capabilities of Bank of America. Together, they guide clients in creating personalized strategies to pursue their wealth management and philanthropic goals. 

Leading a Private Bank team, TJ brings together experienced specialists to help clients address the wide-ranging challenges of managing complex wealth.  He and his team can design and deliver strategies for investment management, pre- and post-liquidity event planning, wealth planning for women and multigenerational wealth management. They also offer trust and estate planning services (including estate settlement, Delaware Trusts capabilities and services for individual trustees), as well as credit and banking solutions.   

TJ brings more than 23 years of financial experience to client relationships. Prior to joining the Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2018, he held leadership positions in retail banking and wealth management at Bank of America, PNC Investments and JP Morgan Chase. He graduated from Radford University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. 

In the community, TJ serves on the boards of the Manatee Education Foundation, the Manatee Library Foundation, and the State College of Florida Foundation. He supports youth sports and leads All Pro Dads, an organization that involves fathers in activities at Willis Elementary School. In addition he coaches for East Manatee Bulldogs and Cheer. TJ is an active member of the Kiwanis in Bradenton, Florida, where he lives.

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

Heather L Clark

Private Client Manager


Bledar (Ben) Yzeiri

Private Client Manager


J (Scott) Scott Atkins

Portfolio Manager


Diane M Huntley

Portfolio Manager


Tamara L. Nabergall

Senior Trust Officer


Maryann L Smith

Senior Trust Officer


Carlos A. Rodriguez

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Julie Bressler

Estate Settlement Officer II


Key Contacts

Jessica J Bryant

Private Bank Associate


Geraldine (Geri) Fisher

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.