James C Kemp

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Jim Kemp is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, in St. Louis.  Jim works closely with nonprofit organizations, foundations and endowments, and high net worth families to help address a range of financial priorities and needs.  He leads a team of in-house specialists who collaborate to advance tailored initiatives in philanthropy, wealth strategy, trust and estate planning services, investment management, and banking.

As an active volunteer with many arts, education, and social service organizations in the St. Louis area, Jim enjoys helping institutional clients heighten effectiveness and fulfill desired missions through thoughtful financial strategy.  As a trusted advisor to families, he works with multiple professionals to pursue clients' philanthropic interests, establish meaningful personal legacies, and to help address unique challenges.  Jim brings a genuine interest in helping each client to deploy wealth and pursue more interesting and rewarding lives for themselves, business interests, and the people and causes they cherish.

Since 1988, Jim has focused on nonprofit and leadership development.  Prior to joining U.S. Trust, he was the Director of Advancement at John Burroughs School, where he led its capital and endowment campaigns, gift and estate planning initiatives, and alumni relations efforts.  Previously, he served as Associate Director of Development at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.  His career also includes tenures with KETC Channel 9 Public Television and Eden Theological Seminary.

A St. Louis native, Jim earned his B.S.B.A in Marketing from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  He volunteers with Doorways, an inter faith non-profit which provides housing for people living with HIV/AIDS, and Aim High St. Louis, a summer enrichment program for students from at-risk neighborhoods.

Jim lives in Ladue, Missouri




Key Contacts

Douglas T Gentry


Kristin M Stubblefield


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


You don’t define your wealth by numbers alone, but also by the opportunities it provides. For more than 200 years, U.S. Trust has helped clients navigate the complex challenges of managing significant wealth. We draw on U.S. Trust’s personalized approach and private banking services, as well as the resources of Bank of America Corporation, 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 U.S. Trust, 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.