Thomas (TJ) J Kornett

Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

TJ Kornett is a Vice President and Private Client Advisor of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Southwest Florida. He has been with Bank of America since 2015 and in his prior role TJ was a Registered Market Manager for the Sarasota South market. TJ has over 22 years of experience in the Financial Services industry including retail bank and Wealth Management leadership roles.

TJ and his local U.S. Trust® team have the privilege of working closely with high net worth individuals and their families, including retired professionals and active business owners. They help their clients pursue their financial and philanthropic goals by providing personal and integrated guidance with wealth management, trust, and liquidity event planning. The team seeks to deliver the resources and broad capabilities of U.S. Trust when customizing specific individual strategies, utilizing comprehensive investment management, credit structuring, and general banking resources.  Integrating U.S. Trust’s Family Wealth Services enables them to deliver strategies to wide-ranging issues their clients and families face today, including estate settlement, services for individual trustees, Delaware Trusts capabilities, wealth planning for women, and multi-generational wealth transfer strategies.

TJ lives in Bradenton Florida, with his wife Robin and 2 boys, Johnny and Jace. He is an active member of the All Pro Dads at Willis Elementary and coaches various sports that his boys are involved in, currently football and baseball. TJ is an active member of the Bradenton Kiwanis. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Radford University.

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

Heather L Clark

Private Client Manager


J (Scott) Scott Atkins

Portfolio Manager


Diane M Huntley

Portfolio Manager


Tamara L. Nabergall

Senior Trust Officer


Carlos A. Rodriguez

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Maryann L Smith

Senior Trust Officer


Key Contacts

Jessica J Bryant


Geraldine (Geri) Fisher


Elizabeth (Liz) M Semmerling


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.