Bankers Trust Names Mosser President, Promotes Leighton to Senior Vice President

Long-time Nebraskan and financial executive Samantha Mosser became president of Bankers Trust ( in Omaha February 14. In addition, Bankers Trust recently promoted commercial lender Scott Leighton to senior vice president.

Mosser, who joins Bankers Trust with the experience of previously serving as president and regional president for two Omaha-area bank operations, is known for leading teams to success, managing complex commercial loan opportunities, and supporting countless community organizations and nonprofits.

“As large as the banking industry is, we still know one another, especially in the Midwest where we oftentimes work together serving the same clients. Those firsthand experiences with Bankers Trust bolstered my interest in joining the team and validated its reputation around financial strength, talented staff, and taking care of clients and communities,” said Mosser. “To join the leadership team as the Nebraska-market president is an amazing opportunity, not just for me, but for our community as Bankers Trust invests in growing and expanding its offerings in the Omaha market.”

In addition to nearly 25 years of financial and banking industry experience from the ground floor up, moving from a management trainee to residential mortgage lender to private banking officer to leadership roles in commercial real estate and ultimately president, Mosser is also passionate about serving in the community. She currently serves on the boards of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, YPO Nebraska, is a Councilor of the Aksarben Foundation, and is a trustee for the Business Ethics Alliance. She has previously served on the boards of Community Alliance, Child Saving Institute, and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. Mosser has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Nebraska Wesleyan University and her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha. She also recently received an NACD Directorship Certification from the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Bankers Trust also announced Scott Leighton was promoted to senior vice president after four years of serving as senior relationship manager and lender in the Omaha office. Leighton has 20 years of banking and financial experience, along with a bachelor of arts in business administration from Xavier University and his master of business administration from Loyola University in Chicago. Leighton is also active in the community, serving as a member of the Saint Vincent De Paul Men’s Club and as a youth soccer coach. Additionally, he has served as a mentor in the Teammates program and as a classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement.

Since 1917, Bankers Trust has been a leading financial institution for commercial and consumer banking services. The company employs approximately 550 people across the country, with branches in Central Iowa (including Ames), Cedar Rapids, and Phoenix, and offices in Omaha and Sioux Falls. Bankers Trust invests more than $1 million annually into the community, and Bankers Trust employees volunteer an average of 15,000 hours each year at nonprofit organizations. Bankers Trust opened its Omaha Loan Production Office in 2008, and is currently located at 14301 1 FNB Pkwy., STE 200. Learn more at