Gayle Johnson is a Managing Director at HighTower. With more than 22 years of experience in the financial services industry, she works with individuals and their families to create custom, goals-based wealth management strategies. Gayle focuses on the development of long-term portfolios and financial plans, with an emphasis on philanthropic, wealth transfer and lifestyle planning needs. She specializes in retirement planning, as well as income and estate planning strategies. Prior to HighTower, Gayle was a First Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, where she focused on constructing sophisticated, personalized wealth management and investment management strategies for a select group of high-net-worth clients. Gayle earned her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix, as well as her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Mary. She holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® (CRPC®) designation, as well as the Series 7 and 66 licenses. In her spare time, Gayle enjoys traveling, boating, scuba diving, spending time with family, and attending food and wine tasting events with friends.