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Gillian Howell

Head of Client Advisory Solutions

Gillian Howell is responsible for overseeing and enhancing the Client Services and Philanthropic Advisory Services functions. She leads teams of seasoned client management and philanthropic advisory specialists as they help individual, family and corporate foundations achieve their charitable objectives with greater efficiency and effectiveness.

Ms. Howell brings more than 30 years of executive and philanthropic management experience. Previously, she served in multiple philanthropic leadership roles for Bank of America, most recently as Managing Director and Philanthropic Market Executive for New England. Her earlier roles include heading up the Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund and the National Private Philanthropy Executive, a role in which she was a top-producing leader of the private philanthropic sales and relationship management team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. During her 31-year tenure at Bank of America and its predecessor organizations, she collaborated with high-net-worth donors, private foundations, donor-advised funds and nonprofits on strategic planning, donor development, mission advancement, next generation engagement and board governance, as well as philanthropic investments and fiduciary and risk management.