Brett J. Bessine
Brett J. Bessine
Vice President and Trust Officer—Retirement Plan Services Specialist
Where did you grow up?
Burlington/West Burlington, Iowa
What year did you begin your career at Two Rivers Bank & Trust?
Can you please explain your current role?
I am responsible for the Retirement Planning Services Department where I assist both employers and their employees as well as individuals seeking our retirement planning solutions. I administer and service retirement plan options including, but not limited to, profit sharing, 401(k), 403(b), SERP, SIMPLE IRA, and SEP IRAs as well as Roth and Traditional IRAs. I also assist clients with personal trusts and investment agency accounts.
Leading up to your current job, what other experience do you have related to the banking industry?
I started my banking career in 2005 working within the retail/consumer side of banking. In 2011 I shifted my efforts and focus to the Trust, Investment, and Retirement side of the industry.
Do you have any special certificates / awards or designations?
I graduated Magna Cum Laude, was awarded the Two Rivers Bank & Trust Doug Grinde Determination Award, and named the Greater Burlington Partnership Young Professional of the Year.
Please highlight your community involvement.
I am very active in the Greater Burlington Community as a member of the Burlington Noon Lions Club, Greater Burlington Partnership’s Hospitality and Intern Committees, Chamber Ambassador, and the Greater Burlington Sports Commission. I am the Past-Chairman of the Greater Burlington Young Professionals Organization and continue to be an active member and serve on the Leadership Council. I referee youth and high school sporting events and serve on the Burlington Area YMCA Board of Trustees.
What do you enjoy most about your role at Two Rivers Bank & Trust?
I enjoy the opportunity to make a positive impact and play an important role in helping people achieve their goals.
What does being a good neighbor mean to you?
It means working hard towards bettering the community in which we live and work.