Melanie M Samoska

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Melanie Samoska is Private Client Advisor at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management located in Baltimore, Maryland.   She works closely with clients to address a range of wealth management needs.  She leads a team of U.S. Trust® specialists who work in concert to design and implement tailored financial strategies in investment management, trust and estate planning services, liquidity-event strategies, lending and philanthropy.

She has worked in the financial services industry since 2001 with an emphasis on credit and lending capabilities.  Prior to joining U.S. Trust, she served as a Business Banker for eight years working with mid-size businesses by helping them achieve their immediate financial needs.  

Melanie obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Missouri in 2000.

She is an active member of her Homeland community, which is located in Baltimore City, as well as Towson University’s Professional Leadership for Women, Towson University Athletics Tiger for Life program, the School of Cathedral, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  

Melanie does not provide legal advice in her role at U.S. Trust.


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

Kristen M Benner

Private Client Manager

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Sarah S Pelletier

Private Client Manager


Lawrence (Larry) J Macklin

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Rachel K. Schaub

Portfolio Manager


Laura A Klepczynski

Portfolio Manager


Jennifer Labino

Senior Trust Officer


John A Gilpin

Senior Trust Officer


John D Sullivan

Senior Trust Officer


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.