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Kathy Torske, CPA, CFIRS, - Chief Executive Officer

Kathy Torske grew up in the financial services industry and uses her 
20+ years of experience in customer service and management to ensure 
that American Trust Center’s culture is based on loyalty, trust, and confidence. 
She strongly believes the success of a company should be measured by the 
success of its clients.

Russell Schank, CTFA, AIF – Senior Trust Officer/Portfolio Manager
Russ Schank has dedicated his entire career to the investment and portfolio 
management process and applying that experience for over 30 years. With 
American Trust Center, he leads the Portfolio Management and Personal Trust 
teams, as well as the administration of personal trust and investment accounts.
Bob Willer – Business Development Manager
Bob Willer has spent his entire career in sales, sales management and community 
development.  His role with American Trust Center is to grow and develop lasting 
relationships working with trust, retirement and investment customers and prospects.
Cindy Steiner, CRSP – Retirement Plan Services Manager
Cindy Steiner has spent more than 25 years in the retirement services industry, 
providing a full-service retirement plan product to over 100 businesses with more 
than 7,000 employees.   Cindy develops successful retirement plans by managing 
all aspects of the client relationship, including: plan implementation, employee 
education, fiduciary support and annual administration.
Mike Tschider, J.D. – Retirement Plan Services Risk Manager
Mike Tschider has spent his legal career becoming an ERISA compliance expert, 
helping clients stay in compliance with rules and regulations.  As ERISA attorney
and Risk Manager, he continues this focus with American Trust Center to enhance
its fiduciary-based retirement plan services.
Thecla Ohlhauser, CTFA – Relationship Manager
Thecla Ohlhauser has worked in the Retirement Plan Services and Personal Trust
areas for over 20 years.  As the Relationship Manager, her focus is to build and
maintain relationships in addition to administration of accounts with a hands on
approach. 
Andrea Haider, CRSP – Operations Manager
Andrea Haider has been involved in trust operations since she started her career
in 2001. With American Trust Center, her operations team handles the daily
transactions, reconciling and overall account compliance in both the personal
trust and retirement plan services divisions.

Missy Thompson, CPA, MBA – Safety & Soundness Manager
Missy Thompson is responsible for overseeing the Safety and Soundness of the 
organization. With over 10 years of compliance and audit experience, she assures 
that American Trust Center’s internal and external activities comply with laws, 
rules, regulations and policies pertaining to them. 

 

Blaine Stockert, CTFA – Personal Trust Manager
Blaine Stockert has spent his career developing an extensive knowledge in wealth 
management, trust administration and estate planning, as well as being active within 
his community. His role with ATC is to assist his clients to help them achieve 
financial and personal success with ongoing planning and advice.  

 

Joseph Heringer, J.D., CTFA – Personal Trust Manager
Joe Heringer leads a team that prides itself in providing client solutions. Whether 
it be investment management, retirement planning or estate planning, they can 
help you achieve your goals.  Joe blends his training as a Certified Trust and 
Financial Advisor, with his years of experience and legal background, to 
maximize client results.

 

Pam Andrist, CTFA – Trust Officer
Pam Andrist has assisted clients with their financial needs for over twenty years, 
joining the American Trust Center team in 2007. As a trust officer, Pam helps 
clients with their investment management, retirement planning and estate planning 
needs. Pam is focused on building relationships by adding value and making a 
difference in her client’s lives.

 

Wendy Keller, CTFA – Trust Officer
Wendy Keller has worked in the financial services industry for over 30 years and 
enjoys being a resource for all her clients’ financial needs. She specializes in 
personal trusts, investment management and IRA’s.

 

Russell Murphy, CTFA – Trust Officer
Russ Murphy has defined his financial career by successfully guiding his clients 
with a no-nonsense, easy to understand financial planning approach. Russ’s 
role is to guide his clients with sound advice and efficient strategies to reach 
their financial goals.

  

Mike Senechal, CRC, CTFA – Trust Officer
Mike Senechal uses his background as a registered investment advisor to 
develop financial plans that achieve his client’s goals and provide them with 
peace of mind by managing their investment portfolio or serving as their 
trustee under a variety of trust agreements.

 

Amanda Klein – Trust Administrator
Amanda Klein joined American Trust Center in 2013. She focuses on helping 
retirement plan participants understand their plan and make decisions regarding 
their future, including savings goals.