As President of American Trust Company, James serves the Company’s broad governance issues, including fiduciary, financial, regulatory, and risk management.

James joined American Trust Company, previously named First Mercantile Trust, in 2003 as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, and moved into the President role in 2011.

James’s prior experience included serving as chief financial officer for start-up companies, securities industry financial and operational principal, and public accounting.