Manhattan Office

Knackendoffel/Rose Team

  • Mark Knackendoffel

    Mark Knackendoffel, J.D.

    President and CEO, Manhattan office

    Mark founded The Trust Company in 1992. He began his career in trust and investment management in 1983 after earning his juris doctor and MBA from the University of Kansas. He is also a graduate of Emporia State University with a bachelor’s in Public Administration and Economics. He formerly...

  • Donna Rose

    Donna Rose

    Executive Assistant and Account Administrator, Manhattan office

    An office whiz who relishes using her skills to keep all the wheels turning, Donna joined the Manhattan office of The Trust Company in 2014 as a member of Mark Knackendoffel’s team. “I take care of all the behind-the-scenes administration to help Mark work his magic for our clients and the rest...

Lyman/Bucholtz Team

  • Chuck Lyman

    Chuck Lyman, J.D., CTFA

    Executive Vice President and Trust Officer, Manhattan office

    Chuck joined The Trust Company in 1999 after beginning his career as a Bank Trust Officer and Manager in 1977. He specializes in estate planning, portfolio management and personal trust administration. Chuck earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and pre-law from Kansas State University...

  • Nellie Bucholtz

    Nellie Bucholtz

    Account Administrator, Manhattan office

    An international woman of mystery, Nellie was raised in Ireland but spent a good bit of her business career in the Middle East before moving to Manhattan in 1988. She attended University College Cork and graduated from Skerry's Business College in Cork, Ireland. A stickler for grammar and a local...

Wiley/Haskett Team

  • Doug Wiley

    Doug Wiley, CFP®

    Vice President and Trust Officer, Manhattan office

    Doug has been with the Manhattan office of The Trust Company since 1994. He works directly with clients to create their investment portfolios and plan their financial strategies. Doug is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who specializes in charitable trust administration and charitable...

  • Cheryl Haskett

    Cheryl Haskett

    Account Administrator, Manhattan office

    A member of Doug Wiley’s team in the Manhattan office, Cheryl is responsible for account administration, setting up and monitoring the team’s accounts, as well as trust and estate settlement. She's also our resident tea expert, a talented seamstress, a Nebraska native and devoted Husker fan.

Williams/Coleman Team

  • Lucy Williams

    Lucy Williams, CFP®

    Vice President and Trust Officer, Manhattan office

    Lucy, a Penn State grad, is also a long-time Steelers fan who keeps a Terrible Towel in her glove box. Allegedly. Lucy joined The Trust Company after serving as a trust officer and manager of Commerce Trust Company. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who specializes in investment...

  • Lori Coleman

    Lori Coleman

    Account Administrator, Manhattan office

    A former court reporter and right-hand woman to a judge, Lori Coleman has an almost (but not quite) scary attention to detail and a heart for service. Working from the Manhattan office, Lori does dual duty as Account Administrator for the Williams Team, and for our Southwest Region's Thompson Team...

Seay/Payne Team

  • Katie Seay

    Katie Seay, CFP®, CTFA

    Vice President & Trust Officer - Director of Financial Planning, Manhattan office

    Katie Seay (pronounced “See”) joined The Trust Company in 2012 as Director of Financial Planning and has earned the additional title of Vice President & Trust Officer. In her college days as a University of Georgia Bulldog, she “stumbled upon” the financial planning profession while searching...

  • Kristen Payne

    Kristen Buchman

    Financial Planner, Manhattan office

    A member of our growing financial planning team, Kristen graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Personal Financial Planning and a minor in Business Administration. Kristen, who hails from Lyndon, Kansas, is the middle sibling to two brothers. Growing up, she was...

  • Chelsy Parsons

    Chelsy Parsons, CFP®

    Account Administrator, Manhattan office

    Could it be that Chelsy’s disciplined nature stems from having a sheriff for a father? As Account Administrator on Katie Seay’s team, Chelsy expeditiously handles responsibilities for both client account administration and financial planning.  “I am passionate about financial planning as a tool to...

Investment Management

  • Michal Emory

    Michal Emory, CFA

    Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, Manhattan office

    Michal was named Vice President & Chief Investment Officer of The Trust Company in 2016.  He heads the Investment Committee and oversees all internal investment decisions and strategies. He got the math gene from his dad, who, Michal recalls fondly, could calculate baseball stats in his head...

  • Eli Sallman

    Eli Sallman, CFP®, CIMA®, AFIM®

    Assistant Vice President & Investment Officer - Portfolio Manager, Manhattan office

    A Belleville, Kan., native, Eli earned his bachelor of science in management and ethics from Manhattan Christian College, and graduate certificate in personal financial planning from Kansas State University. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Certified Investment Management Analyst...

  • Kurt Weber

    Kurt Weber

    Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Manhattan office

    It’s not entirely clear when Kurt caught the research bug, but he’s been putting it to good use in the investment field for nearly ten years. A 2016 addition to our Investment Management team, Kurt mainly focuses on equity manager research and performance analysis. He is a member of the Investment...

Financial Planning

  • Katie Seay

    Katie Seay, CFP®, CTFA

    Vice President & Trust Officer - Director of Financial Planning, Manhattan office

    Katie Seay (pronounced “See”) joined The Trust Company in 2012 as Director of Financial Planning and has earned the additional title of Vice President & Trust Officer. In her college days as a University of Georgia Bulldog, she “stumbled upon” the financial planning profession while searching...

  • Kristen Payne

    Kristen Buchman

    Financial Planner, Manhattan office

    A member of our growing financial planning team, Kristen graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Personal Financial Planning and a minor in Business Administration. Kristen, who hails from Lyndon, Kansas, is the middle sibling to two brothers. Growing up, she was...

  • Chelsy Parsons

    Chelsy Parsons, CFP®

    Account Administrator, Manhattan office

    Could it be that Chelsy’s disciplined nature stems from having a sheriff for a father? As Account Administrator on Katie Seay’s team, Chelsy expeditiously handles responsibilities for both client account administration and financial planning.  “I am passionate about financial planning as a tool to...

Retirement Plans

  • Todd Chyba

    Todd Chyba

    Vice President, Trust & Compliance Officer - Retirement Plan Specialist, Manhattan office

    A friend in Manhattan told Scott City product Todd Chyba (“HIB-uh”) that The Trust Company was looking for someone just like him, which led him to join the company in 2011 as the compliance officer and retirement plan specialist. Of course, as a former K-Stater, and as the husband of a Manhattan...

Operations

  • Anne Lewis-Smith

    Anne Lewis-Smith

    Vice President, Operations Manager and Chief Financial Officer, Manhattan office

    Wichita native Anne Lewis-Smith has been with the Manhattan office of The Trust Company since 1998, and is in charge of all internal operations, providing the advisors, investment managers and support staff with the capacity to fully serve client needs. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting...

  • Michelle Duggan

    Michelle Duggan

    Operations and Network Administrator, Manhattan office

    Michelle joined the Manhattan office of The Trust Company in 1992 and is the longest-serving employee, having worked with CEO Mark Knackendoffel since 1989 in a previous job. As part of the Operations Team, some of her responsibilities include transfers, daily account balancing and IT functions....

  • Tammy Wainwright

    Tammy Wainwright

    Operations Administrator, Manhattan office

    A behind-the-scenes person on Anne Lewis-Smith’s team, Tammy relishes the role of providing support for front-line staff who work directly with clients. “Trust work is very personal and we have a lot of responsibility to our clients. My job is to make everything run as smoothly as possible for...

  • Alison Champlin

    Alison Champlin

    Operations Administrator, Manhattan office

    A former Classy Cat, cosmetologist and third-grade entrepreneur, Alison joined the Manhattan office of The Trust Company in 2013 as a receptionist and moved to Anne Lewis-Smith’s operations team in 2014. Her duties include back-end client support such as billing, setting up client accounts, and...

Marketing

  • Laura Hovind

    Director of Marketing, Manhattan office

    A 2014 addition to The Trust Company, Laura considers herself a creative strategist. She is responsible for developing and executing marketing plans for all of our offices. “Working with such a wonderful, knowledgeable group of people makes it easy for me to spread the word about what makes The...

Reception

  • Chris Lohman

    Chris Lohman

    Receptionist, Manhattan office

    Chris is the smiling face you see each time you visit the Manhattan office of The Trust Company, and it’s her voice you hear when you call. A former elementary teacher, her soothing presence is the perfect start to your visit. “I always try to remember names, and I really like learning our...

  • Alana Hernandez

    Alana Hernandez

    Receptionist, Manhattan office

    Alana joined our Manhattan reception team in February 2016. In addition to helping ensure that the office runs smoothly, she skillfully handles an array of administrative duties. Alana has 18 years of corporate property management experience, preceded by six years as a senior real estate loan...