WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW HER:
Because she was recently promoted to regional executive over one of the largest and best-performing markets for U.S. Trust, which manages more than $380 billion nationally for high-net-worth clients.
As an under-40-something, Chandler is one of the youngest market leaders in the region. After nearly 14 years with the company, she’s skilled at navigating relationships between the private bank at U.S. Trust, Merrill Lynch, and other companies that have merged into the larger corporate structure of Bank of America.
She’s now responsible for managing a team of about 30 local advisers and managers tasked with offering a “high-touch” experience for wealthy clients, which include CEOs, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and generations of Dallas-area families with anywhere from $1 million to more than a billion dollars to invest.
“I’ve spent the majority of my time in the high-net area and enjoy the complexity of solutions we can provide in that range,” says Chandler, whose region includes North Texas and Oklahoma.
Chandler’s a person you want to network with at the many charity functions she attends each week. She’s a connector, but she’s also passionate about volunteering herself. She’s the executive sponsor for Bank of America Community Volunteers—no small task, with over 20,000 local associates logging more than 150,000 volunteer hours last year.
She recently built houses alongside Jimmy Carter at a Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity event, and serves on a number of local boards. Chandler is the mother of four children and strives to integrate them into her volunteer work—an effort that’s supported by her firm.
“Philanthropy is near and dear to our clients’ hearts, and it’s important we stay close to that,” she says. “We also have a large number of associates in Texas; our clients live here and we live here, and we’re reinvesting in our communities. It’s even more important for me to demonstrate it.”