RITA HENDRIKS,

TRUST ASSISTANT, TAX COORDINATOR, SPECIAL PROJECTS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Rita joined Alaska Trust Company as a result of the recent merger with Alaska USA Trust Company, where she worked as a Trust Assistant for two years after coming out of retirement. Prior to her retirement she was a Trust Officer for another Alaskan trust company. She has an extensive 25 – year background in banking which started in Central and Western Washington, and included banks in Fairbanks and Anchorage, in various segments of the industry. That experience in account services, commercial lending, real estate lending, commercial construction lending, tax analysis and various administrative positions, prepared her well for trust services. In trust services, she specialized in agency accounts, profit sharing accounts and IRAs, as well as estate settlements. At ATC, Rita specializes in coordinating the preparation of client tax returns and special projects.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Rita graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alaska with a BA in Business, Accounting major, Law minor and an AA in Banking. She was formerly a “qualified” CPA. She at one time in her career owned her own small business in accounting services and was a licensed realtor.

“I so enjoy working in the trust business, especially Alaska Trust Company, where attention to detail is a highly important key for success and everyone in the company is keenly aware of that.”

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MARY JOHANNES,

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ASSOCIATE TRUST OFFICER

mjohannes@alaskatrust.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mary Johannes is an Associate Trust Officer with Alaska Trust Company and has been with Alaska Trust since 2011. Since 2011, Mary has worked closely with Brandon Cintula, sharing many accounts and clients. Prior to 2011 Mary has managed Customer Service groups for major chemical companies as well as having a background in personal banking.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Originally from New Orleans Mary first started out at the University of New Orleans, earning a Bachelors in Sociology. In 1995 she made Alaska her home where she continued her education in Business at Alaska Pacific University and most recently completed her CTFA from Cannon Financial. She believes that the combination of education and experience with customers lets her do what she enjoys most – having a one on one relationship with her clients.

“Trust is gained by doing the right thing consistently.” – Don Connelly

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JAMIE ROWLEY,

TRUST ASSISTANT

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Jamie Rowley is a Trust Assistant with the Alaska Trust Company team. Since her start in April of 2013, Jamie has focused on Administrative and Operations matters. She is a dedicated, reliable, and hard-working member of Alaska Trust Company.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Jamie has ten years of experience in the financial industry. She is focused on providing individualized customer service, exhibiting a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude when working with both clients and co-workers. Her experience has given her the tools to efficiently help clients reach their goals on a day-to-day basis. Jamie finds it interesting to learn about our clients’  financial objectives, their goals and the future they are planning for themselves and their families.

“Clients and their families are unique! I am happy to be a part of a team that focuses on finding creative ways to make our clients’ wealth grow!”

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ELIZABETH GRANVILLE,

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TRUST OFFICER

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Elizabeth joined Alaska Trust Company as a result of the recent merger with Alaska USA Trust Company.  One of Elizabeth’s area of focus at Alaska Trust Company is in the administration of Special Needs Trusts.  Prior to her entry into the trust business Elizabeth served as the Associate Dean of Legal Studies and Criminal Justice at Charter College.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Elizabeth has a B.A., Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and later returned to academics to study mathematics and psychology. In addition to being an Associate Dean at Charter College she was also a faculty instructor – teaching algebra I, algebra II, business statistics and law.  She is an Associate member of both the Elder Needs section of the Alaska Bar Association and the Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law section of the American Bar Association. She attended the Cannon Financial Institute in February of 2015 focusing on Special Needs Trusts.

Elizabeth enjoys Italian motorcycles, baseball, dip net fishing, and gardening.

“Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.” – Marcus Aurelius

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DAVE HALLING,

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SENIOR WEALTH MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

dhalling@alaskatrust.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

David Halling is the Senior Wealth Management Specialist for Alaska Trust Company.  He is responsible for business development and spreading the Alaska Trust story to the financial community.   David has 25+ years of experience in the financial services sector.  Prior to joining Alaska Trust Company he held a variety of positions at firms such as Key Bank, Oppenheimer, Charles Schwab and D.A. Davidson.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

David has a Bachelor of Arts, Economics and a Minor in Political Science from the University of California, Davis.  He holds several FINRA licenses including the Series 7, 8, 63 and 65.

“My experience in the financial services sector has taught me the importance of dealing with highly ethical and client focused firms-the traits of Alaska Trust Company.  Our cutting edge trust services and sophisticated investment management platform help our clients grow and protect their family’s wealth.”

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JANET TEMPEL, JD

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SENIOR TRUST OFFICER

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Janet Tempel joined Alaska Trust Company in 2014, as a Senior Trust Officer following the acquisition of Alaska USA Trust Company. In addition to her extensive trust administration experience, Janet also practiced law with a concentration in estate planning and business law.  Her vast knowledge and background allow her to work seamlessly with attorneys, financial planners and other professionals to facilitate the implementation of a wide range of estate plans.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Janet received Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Iowa, is a member of the Alaska Bar Association, and is a graduate of the American Bankers Association Trust School and Graduate Trust School. She is actively involved with Alaska’s estate planning community, has taught community education classes on wills, trusts, probate and LLCs, has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, and continues to keep abreast of estate planning and tax developments.

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DONN LASSILA, CFIRS

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CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Donn Lassila continues full time employment as the Chief Compliance Officer for Alaska Trust Company based in Anchorage, Alaska.  He is completing nearly five years of service.  Donn brings deep experience with IT back office systems integration, transaction monitoring, and business process engineering.  He has been in the financial services industry in several capacities since 1981.  His primary responsibility is focused on the continuous development and oversight of the Company’s regulatory and fiduciary best practices compliance program. Each 3rd party examination or audit includes comments praising a consistent development in the Company’s regulatory and best practices compliance procedures.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Prior to joining Alaska Trust Company, Donn served as CIO for a Pacific Northwest brokerage firm.  He was an entrepreneur as President & CEO of his own systems integration firm providing document imaging, CRM, and business intelligence programs to financial services, medical and government business.  Donn holds the Certified Fiduciary Risk Investment Specialist (CFIRS) designation from Cannon Financial School.  He maintains that certification via continuing education programs and continues to apply that knowledge to mature the enterprise wide compliance program.

“I thoroughly enjoy working for a Company and team of fellow employees who are endeared to the essence of doing what is right for the client, now and always.”

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LISA RUSSELL, CFA

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lrussell@alaskatrust.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Lisa Russell is the Chief Investment Officer for Alaska Trust Company. She specializes in designing unique investment programs for high-net-worth clientele and trust accounts. She is especially sensitive to the tax consequences of investment actions. Lisa has 16 years of investment experience. Prior to joining Alaska Trust Company, Lisa held investment positions at other firms, most recently at US Bank, where she worked with high-net-worth individuals as a Senior Portfolio Manager.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Lisa has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Emory University. Lisa holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Seattle.

“Alaska Trust Company allows me to focus on my clients and only my clients – since we aren’t a big institution and don’t have any proprietary products, I can dedicate myself to my number one priority…you!”

– Lisa Russell, CFA
Chief Investment Officer
Alaska Trust Company

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JONATHAN BLATTMACHR,

DIRECTOR OF ESTATE PLANNING

jblattmachr@alaskatrust.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Jonathan has been involved with many of the most important developments in recent times in estate planning and administration.  He was the developer and drafter of legislation, adopted by all states, that allowed fiduciaries, such as executors (personal representatives) and trustees, to be able to distribute property otherwise to be received by a minor to a custodian under the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act (now the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act).  He also drafted the legislation that expanded the type of property a custodian may lawfully hold in such an account.

He pioneered, in the early 1970s, granting trustees the power to invade a trust by paying its assets to another trust, known as “decanting.”  He wrote the first  two decanting statutes in the country (for New York and Alaska).

He developed the concept of and wrote the first article explaining an installment sale to a grantor trust. See Blattmachr, “Adventures in Partial Interest Transfers: Avoiding the Zero Valuation Legacy of Section 2702,”  USC Law Center Institute, para. 1305.5(G) (1992).

He developed the concept of “rolling” GRATs and “asset splitting” GRATs.

He helped draft a number of provisions in the Internal Revenue Code including Section 2055(e)(3) which permits the reformation of charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trust to be in qualifying form.

Jonathan developed and wrote the first legislation in the United States allowing asset protection (self-settled) trusts.

He developed wrote the first legislation in many areas of trust and estate administration in many states including New York, Delaware and Alaska.

He developed and wrote the Alaska Community Property act, which is the only form of “opt in” community property in the company, including the concept of a Community Property Trust, which allows non-Alaskan married couples to create community property.

He developed and obtained the first private letter ruling for private (family) split dollar insurance arrangements (PLR 96-36-003).

He developed a obtained the first private letter ruling under which a charitable remainder trust could mimic a retirement plan–both the Chase Manhattan Bank and JP Morgan offered commercial products using the concept (respectfully called the Private Retirement Trust and the Charitable Deferred Income Trust)

He is the Co-Developer of Wealth Transfer Planning, a computerized software system using document assembly for lawyers and providing specific client advice using artificial intelligence

He author or co-author of six books and over 500 articles on tax and estate planning topics

Mr. Blattmachr served in the US Army during 1970-1972 rising to the rank of Captain and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal

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MATTHEW BLATTMACHR, CFP

VICE-PRESIDENT AND TRUST OFFICER

mblattmachr@alaskatrust.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since 2010, Matthew Blattmachr has been Vice-President & Trust Officer at Alaska Trust Company. He is an active member of the ATC Trust Committee and is responsible for managing account opening, administration and review, in addition to client and vendor relationship management, reviewing and approving trust documents, performing trust and estate administration, discretionary distributions, and performing private foundation creation and administration. Matthew is also on the Board of the Anchorage Senior Center Endowment Fund.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Matthew holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Alaska Pacific University, a Bachelor degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage, a CFP designation from the College of Financial Planning, and has earned a Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Management Specialist designation from the Cannon Financial Institute.

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BRANDON CINTULA, CTFA

 

SENIOR VP AND SENIOR TRUST OFFICER

bcintula@alaskatrust.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Brandon Cintula is the Senior Vice President & Senior Trust Officer for Alaska Trust Company. Brandon has been with Alaska Trust Company since 1998 and has worked in trust, estate planning, investment management, and consulting services for 20 years. Brandon is highly regarded by estate planning attorneys familiar with his work, as well as high-net worth clients and their advisors because of his in-depth knowledge, expert advice, and creativity at problem-solving.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Brandon has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Finance from Northern Arizona University. He has played a significant role in the continuous revisions of the unique Alaska statues and has often presented on complex estate planning issues.

“Family is our most prized possession – protect them now and for generations to come.”

– Brandon Cintula
Senior VP and Senior Trust Officer
Alaska Trust Company

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DOUG BLATTMACHR

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dblattmachr@alaskatrust.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Douglas Blattmachr founded Alaska Trust Company in 1997. Since 1997, Douglas has been President & CEO, Shareholder, and Director of Alaska Trust Company. He brings with him over 30 years of trust and investment management experience. Prior to starting Alaska Trust Company, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for a $5 billion trust division at WestOne, President & CEO of Neuberger & Berman Trust Company, and headed up the D.A. Davidson Trust Company.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Douglas has a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University, a Master of Business Administration in Banking & Finance from Adelphi University, and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School. He has taught investment management at the university level and has been a speaker at many seminars on investments, retirement plans, and estate planning. He has also authored or co-authored 10 articles on estate planning and investment topics.

“Our goal is to make Alaska trust company a recognized superior provider of financial and estate planning services. Our board and key officers share this as our principal mission.”

– Douglas Blattmachr
President and CEO
Alaska Trust Company

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