William (W. Ashley) A Thiem

Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

W. Ashley Thiem is a Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Charleston, South Carolina. Born and raised in Charleston, he draws on his extensive knowledge of the region to help multigenerations of high-net-worth families pursue sophisticated strategies intended to help accomplish their personal, business and philanthropic goals.

Ashley takes great satisfaction in his ability to help owners of private companies structure meaningful legacies for their businesses. He offers clients with insight that can assist with succession planning, exit strategies, and structuring of their ownership interests to help achieve their legacy-planning objectives.

Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2016, Ashley was a partner and certified public accountant with Thiem & McCutcheon, CPAs. (He does not provide tax or accounting advice in his role with the Private Bank.)  Previously, he was a financial planner with Paraklete Financial, Inc., where he provided wealth management services for clients who sought guidance in tax minimization strategies, estate planning services, and the formation or sale of a business.

With deep roots in the Lowcountry, Ashley is passionate about assisting local community organizations. He currently serves as chair of the Porter-Gaud alumni association board and is a member of its foundation board. Previously, he served on the board of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business young alumni board and was chair of the Roper St. Francis Foundation fellows program. Professionally, Ashley is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Ashley received his B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Georgia and his M.B.A. from Charleston Southern University. He resides in downtown Charleston with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, spending time on the water boating and sailing with his children, seeing his son play soccer and watching his daughter horseback riding.

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

Gregg N Frierson

Private Bank Market Leader


Ryan Robinson

Senior Institutional Sales Director


Cynthia M Legette

Private Client Manager


Brian Zachary Fuqua

Portfolio Manager


Mark J. Green

Portfolio Manager


Brett Andrew Bluestein

Wealth Strategies Advisor


R (Tom) T Cox

Private Client Manager


Sarah McDuffie Dart

Senior Trust Officer


Samuel (Mark) Mark Munn

Private Client Manager


Dylan Koehle

Portfolio Manager


Heather Cochrane-Logan

Trust Officer


Kimberlee (Kim) A Wilkerson

PWM Market Executive


Key Contacts

Tara Schiavoni

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.