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Vice President and Trust Officer

Brett J. Bessine

Brett J. Bessine

Brett J. Bessine


Brett J. Bessine

Job Title:

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.

Contact: 319-753-9169