Wesley A Townshend

Senior Vice President, Senior Trust Officer

Professional Profile

Wes Townshend is a Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer with Bank of America Private Bank in the Richmond, Virginia office. He focuses on estate planning and trust and estate administration for high-net-worth clients. Wes serves in a fiduciary capacity for families, assisting them with both sides of the balance sheet. He serves as a primary point of contact to help ensure that families benefit holistically from the broad solutions that Bank of America Private Bank has to offer.

As part of a team of specialists who serve clients of Bank of America Private Bank, Wes pays particular attention to wealth transfer needs of clients, providing them with guidance concerning estate and gift planning, retirement and financial planning and asset titling. Wes works closely with the other members of his clients’ Bank of America Private Bank team, including Portfolio Managers and Credit & Banking Specialists, among others, so that clients receive efficient and timely guidance in relation to their wealth planning needs. Wes has over 14 years of experience in the trust and estate planning profession, all with Bank of America Private Bank.

Wes holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification and also holds the Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA) designation which is sponsored by the ABA Institute of Certified Bankers. Wes is also a member of the Richmond Estate Planning Council and the Trust Administrator’s Council of Richmond.

When Wes is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, leading the Middle School Youth Group at Grace Bible Church, reading, and playing percussion. 

*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® in the U.S.

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