Michigan- Heather E. Eldridge, Trust Operations Officer was recently awarded the Accredited Trust Operations Professional (ATOP) designation from AccuTech University, a division of AccuTech Systems Corporation.
“Heather’s new designation enhances her already strong knowledge of the Trust and Investment Management business” stated Dylan Foster, First Vice President and Trust Investment Officer of Century Bank and Trust.
Eldridge joined the bank in 1993 and is a graduate of the Executive Secretarial Program at Argubright Business College. She has also received certification through the ABA Trust Operations online program.
AccuTech University, located in Muncie, IN, provides accredited continuing education for trust officers, administrators and operations staff. The ATOP program is taught by nationally recognized trust educators and covers areas such as trust law, taxation, auditing, and general operation processes. In order to obtain the ATOP designation, individuals must pass an exam after completing three training sessions.
About the Trust and Investment Management Group
The Trust and Investment Management Group currently manages over $255 million in assets with over 100 years of combined experience. The staff of the Trust and Investment Management Group has the expertise necessary, through CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP) professionals and Certified Trust and Financial Advisors (CTFA) to assist you with all of your investment and trust management needs. All trust officers are trained in financial, estate, tax and retirement planning as well as investments and insurance. In addition, all officers attend annual seminars and educational events to remain current on these disciplines.
About Century Bank and Trust
Century Bank and Trust was founded in 1890, as an independent community bank. As an independent community bank, Century Bank and Trust makes its business decisions locally for the continued success of its customers. Century's goal is to keep the local area's communities financially strong and growing and Century uses its deposits to make loans to local businesses and retail customers so the money stays within the community.
Specializing in building relationships with its customers and communities, Century focuses on long-term, multiple account relationships and customized products that fit customer needs.
Within the community, Century Bank and Trust, is proud to support over 250 local charities, events and organizations.