Patricia H Besser

Managing Director - US Trust, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Patricia Besser is a Managing Director and Private Client Advisor with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management responsible for leading a group focused on the high and ultra high net worth market. 

Pat joined Bank of America’s Private Bank in 2001 following over 20 years in corporate finance and investment banking with several other U.S. and international financial firms. Pat has lived and worked in Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and South Africa. She has spent her career working directly with companies, individuals, families, endowments and foundations, arranging thousands of transactions.

Patricia received a B.A. in Economics, with honors, from the University of Notre Dame as well as an MBA from the University of Minnesota as part of the executive program.

Pat serves on several professional and community boards. She is on the Board of Trustees, as well as the Patron's Committee of the Big Shoulders Fund. She also served as Chairman of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, including 850 member companies, and remains on the Board of Trustees. Pat is also serving a second three-year term on the Board of Trustees of The Economic Club of Chicago, which includes the Top 1500 leaders in Chicago. She also serves on the Membership Commission of The Chicago Club and the Board of Governors of The Carlton Club (Ritz Carlton).

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