William T. Russell, CPA (President and C.E.O.)
Mr. Russell joined TrustCorp in June 1996. He was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Second National Bancorporation where he chaired the company’s investment committee, served as Chief Investment Officer, and served as portfolio manager. Mr. Russell also served as C.F.O. of Boston based Office Oasis, as a Partner of Conquest Capital, and, among many community service activities, as President of his local Kiwanis Club. His experience in the debt and equity markets includes successful participation in two IPO’s, one secondary offering, and several private placements. Previously he was with KPMG Peat Marwick in its Baltimore office.
Stefan Plesea (Senior Vice President and Director of Finance )
Mr. Plesea joined TrustCorp in July of 1995. Previously he served as operation manager and investment analyst at Burney Investment Services in Virginia. He serves as Chairman of the Romanian American Forum and as a consultant to several Romanian based companies. He is the graduate of several continuing education courses in Taxation, Investments, and Estate Planning and received his B.S. in Finance from George Mason University and The Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest Romania.
Leonard (Lenny) Albro (Director of Operations)
Lenny’s career has spanned more than 40 years, including 24 years with First & Merchants Bank and Crestar Bank. His career began in tax but quickly transitioned into various operations management roles. In the past 10 years Lenny has headed over 10 SEI conversions, taking the lead role in working with various trust companies and trust departments to implement work-flow efficiencies to their trust operation divisions. This work, which included a particular focus on non-custody and held away assets, which is an exact fit with the TCA business model, has included revamping all areas of Trust Operations and streamlining the operations process.
Brent E. Layton CTFA (Vice President and Trust Officer)
Mr. Layton joined TCA TrustCorp America in September, 2006. He has more than 16 years of experience as a Trust Officer with Sentry Trust Company and The Fulton County National Bank and Trust Company. Brent is a graduate of the Central Atlantic School of Trust and received his B.S. in Business Administration and Computer Science from Oral Roberts University. His community activities include past president of the Greencastle Rotary Club, the Fulton County Medical Center Board of Directors Leadership Washington County Class XXIII as well as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and the Salvation Army. Brent is a retired Officer of the United States Air Force. He can be reached at our Hagerstown, MD location.
Robert Saunders (Trust Officer)
Rob Saunders is an attorney licensed in Virginia. He has more than 20 years of legal experience with extensive work in the estate and succession planning arena. Our TCA clients will benefit from Rob’s legal knowledge and experience with trusts and estates. Rob and his wife have recently relocated to the DC area to serve the needs of TCA clients.
Non-Management Legal Advisor
Michael C. Morgan, JD (Trust Counsel)
Mr. Morgan joined TrustCorp in November of 1995. He has over 25 years experience in trust and estate planning, most recently as President of QUADS Trust Company. He began his career with Union Trust Company in 1970, and had held management positions with Maryland National Bank, National Bank of Washington, and Signet Bank. He has a B.A. from John Hopkins University, a J.D. from the University of Baltimore, and he is a member of the Maryland and American Bar Association.