Meet Our Team of Professionals


Trista L. Foster, J.D., AAMS®
Vice President – Trust Officer
(309) 732-5047 – Rock Island, IL
(563) 344-5657 – Davenport, IA

Trista Foster, J.D. serves as a Vice President, Senior Trust Officer, and Trust Department Manager for American Bank and Trust Company, N.A. in the Quad Cities.  She has worked in investment management and trust services since 2013.  Prior to her banking experience, Trista worked as an attorney in the Quad Cities, licensed in both Iowa and Illinois, and concentrated her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, and taxation.  She graduated from St. Louis University with a B.A. in Political Science in 2004, and attained her Juris Doctorate degree with a concentration in taxation from St. Louis University in 2007.  Additionally, she holds the designation of Accredited Asset Management Specialist.  Trista is a member of the Scott County and Rock Island County Bar Associations, a board member for the Quad City Planned Giving Council, a member of the Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants Committee for the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, a member of the Quad City Estate Planning Council, and a long time member of the Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Show Team.  Trista is also a proponent of charitable giving, and was named the Association of Fundraising Professional's 2017 Planned Giving Professional of the Year. 


Richard G. Emery, CTFA
Vice President & Senior Trust Officer
(309) 732-5045 – Rock Island, IL
(563) 344-5655 – Davenport, IA

Richard G. Emery serves as Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer for American Bank and Trust Company, N.A. in the Quad Cities. Mr. Emery earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business from Eastern Illinois University.  He also holds the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation. He brings over 37 years of administration experience in the areas of trusts, estates, guardianships and investment management agency relationships. He previously worked at Regions Bank and Commerce Bank. Mr. Emery is a member of the Friendship Manor Board of Trustees in Rock Island, Illinois. He is also involved with Rotary International.


Steve Eckert, RIA

Vice President – Trust Officer
(309) 732-5110 – Rock Island, IL
(563) 344-5659 – Davenport, IA

Mr. Eckert earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from St. Ambrose University, with a minor in Business Administration. Additionally, he is a Registered Investment Advisor. With 30 years of experience in Trust Administration, Wealth Management and Public Accounting, Mr. Eckert has an extensive background in financial, tax and estate planning, as well as qualified plan administration. He has received industry awards and recognition from American Funds, Pacific Life and Walnut Street Securities for High Standards of Excellence, High Values and Uncompromising Ethics. He also participates in multiple charitable, service and professional organizations. His true passion is working with student athletes and he is a board member of the Illinois Youth Sports Organization.


Types of Trust Services Offered

At American Bank & Trust, building and maintaining long-term relationships is the cornerstone of the services we provide through our Trust & Wealth Management division.  So, if you are looking for assistance with your investment or estate planning, we offer a broad range of services to help you manage your financial future.

  • Wealth Management
  • Trust Planning and Administration
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Retirement Planning and Administration
  • Specialized Trusts - Special Needs Trusts, Charitable Trusts
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships

**Not insured by the FDIC or any other Federal Government agency *not a deposit or other obligation of, or guaranteed by any bank or their affiliates *subject to risks including the possible loss of principal amount invested.

Contact Us

American Bank & Trust has two primary offices for Trust and Wealth Management services:

  • 4301 East 53rd Street, Davenport, IA  52807

  • 3730 18th Avenue, Rock Island, IL  61201

 Please contact one of our Trust & Wealth Management Professionals directly.