Meet Our Professionals

American Trust California is a division of American Trust & Savings Bank, a 100 year-old bank with trust assets of over 1,500,000,000. Since 1947, American Trust has offered wealth management, investment management and retirement planning services to individuals, not-for-profits, and businesses.

Wealth Management

Living Trusts & Testamentary Trusts Estate Settlement & Administration Agency Accounts/Custody Services

Investment Management

Strategic Asset Allocation Fixed-Income & Equity Investments

  • Cathleen M. Colgan

    Managing Director, Vice President and Trust Officer

    American Trust California

    650.548.3102

    Cathleen M. Colgan is Managing Director, Vice President and Trust Officer of American Trust California, a West Coast division of American Trust. As Managing Director, Cathleen is responsible for the management of that division, including trust administration, managed recordkeeping of assets, estate planning review for both personal and business plans, financial management advice, bill-paying services and estate administration during the probate process.

    Cathleen joined American Trust California in 2004 and has more than 31 years of trust experience in the Bay Area. Prior to joining American Trust, she was Vice President and Trust Officer for Greater Bay Trust Company, and worked in similar capacities at Comerica Bank and Wells Fargo. She has completed the Certified Financial Planning Program from the College for Financial Planning, Denver, CO, Trust Administration Levels I, II, III at Cannon Financial Institute, Legal Assistant Studies at San Jose State, and numerous California Continuing Education of the Bar programs. Cathy serves on the Board Councils for Peninsula Estate Planning, Silicon Valley Planned Giving, Foothill De-Anza Planned Giving, El Camino Hospital Planned Giving and on the Santa Clara University Law School Committee for the Jerry Kasner Estate Planning Symposium. She is a member of the Financial Planning Forum and served 13 years on the Board of the Palo Alto Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.

  • Catherine A. Brucker

    Vice President and Trust Officer

    American Trust California

    650.548.3104

    Catherine A. Brucker is Vice President and Trust Officer of American Trust California, a West Coast division of American Trust. Catherine is responsible for administration of personal trust accounts including living trusts, testamentary trust, cash management accounts, and agency accounts. She is also responsible for reviewing and accepting escrow accounts.

    Catherine joined American Trust California in 2007, bringing with her 24 years banking and trust experience. Prior to joining American Trust, she was Vice President and Trust Officer for Greater Bay Trust Company, and worked in various capacities at Wells Fargo Bank. Catherine earned her Cannon Trust School Certificate in 2004 from the Cannon Financial Institute.

Securities and insurance products are * Not FDIC insured *May go down in value *Not financial institution guaranteed *Not a Deposit *Not insured by a federal government agency.