William Ayers

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

William Ayers is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Melville, New York. Bill applies the knowledge he has gained through more than three decades in banking and wealth management to help families and individuals streamline the complexities of significant wealth. His extensive background in customized credit and lending facilitates his analysis of both sides of a client’s balance sheet to identify possible efficiencies.

Bill especially enjoys working with clients to anticipate key decision points in their lives and legacies and help them shape their financial future as they envision it.  As the leader of a client’s Private Bank team, he oversees the development of integrated strategies and tactics in investment management, banking and lending, trust and estate planning services, business succession, and philanthropy. He works in concert with locally based specialists to help clients identify specific financial goals and pursue them with precision and resolve.

Prior to joining the Private Bank in 2017, Bill was a senior vice president and director of relationship management at Astoria Bank, where he led a large team focused on the financing and banking needs of business owners and entrepreneurs. Previously, he spent 25 years with JP Morgan Chase, ultimately advising high-net-worth individuals and families as a private wealth manager. He began his financial services career in 1986. Bill holds an M.S. degree in accounting from Adelphi University and a B.A. in accounting from Hofstra University, although he does not provide tax advice in his role at the Private Bank.

A Long Island native, Bill is active in the community. He has served on the board of Long Island Cares, The Harry Chapin Food Bank and is currently on the board of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.


  • Adelphi University
  • Hofstra University


  • English

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

Jeffrey K Tupper

Private Client Manager


Stephen Shimony

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Key Contacts

Mary K Avin

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.