Jonathan W Dry

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Jonathan Dry is a Private Client Advisor and Senior Vice President with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. Jonathan works closely with high net worth individuals, families and companies to help develop and implement integrated wealth strategies that reflect clients' personal priorities and goals.

Jonathan is particularly skilled in catering to the needs of family-owned and privately held businesses. He assists business owners in varied stages of growth, from young companies to established enterprises. Leading a team of U.S. Trust® specialists, Jonathan strives to address a range of needs, including business lending, pre-transaction planning, succession planning, exit strategy, cash-flow modeling, trust and estate planning services, and philanthropy. Having grown up in a family business, Jonathan knows first-hand the challenges and satisfactions that business owners face. He recognizes the importance of long-term strategy and timely execution in helping business owners preserve wealth for multiple generations. Jonathan also works closely with professional athletes, to help address their distinctive wealth management needs.

Jonathan began his career in 2002 at the Bank of Stanly in Albemarle, North Carolina. In 2004, Jonathan joined Bank of America’s Private Bank, now U. S. Trust. He was a Portfolio Manager for seven years prior to becoming a Private Client Advisor.

Originally from Albemarle, Jonathan earned his B.S.B.A. from The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the football team. He holds an M.B.A. from Wake Forest University. Jonathan holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He also holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) designation.

Jonathan is an active member of his church and of the Association for Corporate Growth.


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

Certified Investment Management AnalystSM and CIMA® are service and registered certification marks of Investment Management Consultants Association, Inc.


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

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Wanda C Starnes

Private Client Manager

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Ruth Anne Poteat

Senior Trust Officer

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Wendy B Gatlin

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Key Contacts

Leslie Vaden Causey


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.