ATG Trust Company has a team of trust professionals dedicated to supporting our client's needs.
These Trust Officers are the leaders of our team.
Kathryn Van Eeuwen, J.D., President and Chief Executive Officer
Kathy is a trust and estate professional with over 20 years experience in the wealth management industry. During her career, Kathy has served as a Trust Officer and Trust Manager at leading financial institutions including JP Morgan, Citigroup and was a Senior Client Advisor with BMO Private Bank. Kathy assisted high net worth and ultra-high net worth families achieve their wealth transfer goals. She has been appointed to serve as a member of the ISBA Trusts & Estates Section Council. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for KidsMatter and a volunteer for DuPage Pads. Hope College, B.A. in Business Administration; University of Tennessee, Juris Doctorate; Member of Michigan Bar Association, Chicago Estate Planning Council, DuPage County Estate Planning Council.
Christine "Chris" Campbell, J.D., CTFA, Vice President of Administration and Senior Trust Officer
Christine joined ATG Trust Company in 2015. Before joining the ATG Trust team, she spent 5 years at FNBC Bank and Trust (formerly First National Bank of LaGrange), where she was a trust officer managing a full book of accounts, including IRAs, SNTs, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts and Investment Accounts. Prior to her time at FNBC, Campbell worked as a trust officer in the Estate/Guardianship Unit at JPMorgan Chase. Before joining the world of corporate trustees, she began her legal career as a Cook County State's Attorney, worked as associate handling defense litigation for the law firm of Querrey & Harrow and spent 18 years as a solo practitioner concentrating in the areas of probate, estate, litigation and social security. Christine is an active supporter of Community Support Services (CSS), where she served on the Board for seven years and has been reappointed to the Board. CSS is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Elmhurst College, Urban Studies/Sociology, B.A.,; John Marshall Law School, J.D. with High Distinction.; Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA); Member of the Illinois Bar, Chicago Bar Association and DuPage Estate Planning Council. She currently serves as a director of the DuPage Estate Planning Council and serves on the CBA Judicial Evaluation Committee.
Christopher LaPorta, AFIM, CTFA, Vice President of Investments & Senior Trust Officer
Chris has been in the trust industry for more than 10 years. He has been with ATG Trust Company since 2008. In that time, he has administered trust, estates, guardianships and agency accounts. Chris currently manages ATG Trust Company’s investment process. He creates investment solutions for individuals, trust, decedent estates and guardianships which fall under the jurisdiction of the Probate Court. Our investment solutions are designed to meet the specific needs of the client while carefully monitoring various types of risk. ATG Trust Company and Chris believe it is critical to have practical experience in administering trust and estates in order develop and make appropriate investment decisions for these types of accounts. Chris has obtained multiple trust certifications through Cannon Financial Institute and The Institute of Certified Bankers, which require yearly continuing education. In addition, Chris is on the Young Professionals Board for March of Dimes. Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, Business Administration (B.A.) 2005; Cannon Financial Institute, Athens, Georgia, Accredited Fiduciary Investment Manager (AFIM) 2009; The Institute of Certified Bankers, San Diego, California, Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) 2012.
Kathie Butts, CSOP, CTFA, Vice President of Operations
Kathie has had a 25 year career in the financial services industry, culminating in her role as Vice President of Operations for ATG Trust Company since its inception. In addition to client and attorney member contact functions, she is responsible for managing the movement and registration of cash and securities, vital to the establishment and ongoing administration of trust accounts. Kathie enhances and maintains her knowledge base through such industry specific training as the prestigious Cannon Trust School programs. University of Iowa, B.B.A.,; Benedictine University, M.B.A.; Cannon Financial Institute, Athens, GA, Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) 2006; Certified Securities Operations Professional (CSOP); Casualty & Fire Insurance License 1999.
Maura Mannix, Vice President of Marketing and Development
Maura began her career with ATG Trust in 2007 overseeing the Land Trust services. In 2010 she was named Member Relations Manager. Prior to joining ATG Maura gained 10 years of valuable experience as an independent real estate closer with Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund and spent many years in the employment field in both management and sales. Her varied work experience positions her to create a positive client experience. Her personal mission is to help the advisor help their client. Maura volunteers with PADS Shelter Program in the northwest suburbs. University of Illinois, B.S. in Advertising, Northwest Suburban Estate Planning Council, Greater North Shore Estate Planning Council. Lake County Bar Associate Member and Trust and Estates Committee Group.
Nathan Beemster, J.D., Trust Officer
Nathan started with ATG Trust Company in 2016. Before joining ATG Trust, he spent three years at FNBC Bank and Trust (formerly First National Bank of LaGrange), where he was involved with all aspects of trust administration, estate settlement, and guardianship. His work also focuses on IRAs, Inherited IRAs, fiduciary taxation and estate and gift taxation. He has volunteered with Wills for Heroes which is an organization that works one on one with police officers and firefighters to create wills and powers of attorney. University of Wisconsin B.A. (Legal Studies); University of Wisconsin Law School J.D. (Juris Doctor) with concentration in Estate Planning.
Shannon James, J.D., Trust Officer
Shannon came to ATG Trust from the Adult Guardianship Division of the Cook County Office of the Public Guardian. As an attorney for the Public Guardian, she devised detailed case plans for people under guardianship, including the development of long-term individualized budgets, evaluating the sale of real and personal property, planning for public benefits, identifying investment needs, and assisting in the creation of special needs trusts. Prior to spending four years in the Adult Division, Shannon served for five years as an attorney and guardian ad litem in the Juvenile Division where she advocated for juvenile clients with complex emotional and medical needs through collaboration with medical and mental health professionals.
Before entering law school, Shannon acted as a Family Medical Leave Act Specialist with the ComPsych Corporation, where she worked directly with client companies and employees, the Department of Labor, and various disability carriers to ensure consistent application of federal laws. Shannon is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Kenyon College, B.A; Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Juris Doctorate
Cynthia F. Tolan, J.D., Trust Officer
Cynthia (Cindy) F. Tolan joined ATG Trust Company in 2017. As a Trust Officer at ATG Trust, Cindy works closely with families, guiding them through the estate and trust administration process. She has extensive experience with the administration of decedent estate and trusts created for the ongoing benefit of beneficiaries. Cindy has also worked closely with guardianships for both minor children and disabled adults. Before joining ATG Trust, Cindy was in private practice in the areas of Estate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, and Elder Law. In addition, she represented clients in the areas of Real Estate, Land Use and General Corporate transactions. During her time in private practice, Cindy was the co-chair of the firm’s Elder Law Group, where she advised families on proper planning for assisting elders in health care decision-making, helped families navigate adult guardianships, and provided guidance in protecting and preserving their assets. She has been a frequent speaker on issues relating to estate planning, powers of attorney and transfers of assets at death. Cindy is a former Iowa Assistant Attorney General and worked as a Human Rights Officer for the Missouri Commission of Human Rights. She also has experience as in-house counsel for a real estate development company and was an instructor at Durham Technical Community College in the Paralegal Technology program. Cindy is currently a member of the Oncology Council of Advisors at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Children’s Hospital. She is working with the Council to implement a cancer survivorship program.
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