Bridges Trust Adds Three in Leadership Roles


Bridges Trust Adds Three in Leadership Roles

Bridges Trust (, a leading advisor to high net worth individuals and families and select institutions is pleased to announce the addition of Michael G. App, Megan M. McMurry and John J. Clatanoff.

Mr. App joins the firm as Executive Vice President where he will serve as a senior member of the firm’s management team and will oversee overall operations. A veteran of the banking and investment industries, App comes to Bridges Trust with extensive experience in family office services and investment management of both publicly traded and private equity portfolios. He will primarily be responsible for family office services, investment management operations, wealth creation and preservation services and new business development. App earned a BSBA in Finance from Creighton University and is active in the Omaha community, investing his time and talents in several public and private boards and organizations, including, but not limited to, American National Bank, Hawkins Construction, Creighton Prep High School Investment Committee, Maha Music Festival and St. Pius / St. Leo X School.

Ms. McMurry joins the firm as Vice President of Client Services. In that role, McMurry will be responsible for collaborating with clients to help them identify and achieve their wealth management objectives through highly personalized service and advice. As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Planner® (CFP) she brings valuable experience and insight in tax, estate, multigenerational, philanthropic and insurance planning that will increase both the depth and breadth of expertise that the firm provides to its clients. McMurry earned a BS in Accounting and Business Administration from Concordia University and an MS in Accounting – taxation option from the University of New Orleans. McMurry is active in the community, serving on the Blair Community Schools Foundation, Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance, Omaha Estate Planning Council, Future Business Leaders of America, First Christian Church and the Basset and Beagle Rescue of the Heartland.

Mr. Clatanoff joins the firm as Vice President of Administration. In that role, he will be responsible for general corporate accounting processes, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, as well as other administrative functions, including information technology, human resources, benefits and payroll. Clatanoff earned a BS in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting from Creighton University and an MBA from the University of Nebraska Omaha.

The hiring of App, McMurry and Clatanoff is part of the ongoing commitment of the Bridges companies to expand the organization’s service capabilities, leverage investment expertise and continue its pattern of growth while maintaining an unyielding focus on earning and maintaining the trust of its clients through excellent investment management, exceptional client service and the development of long-term relationships.

Each will play a key role in helping the firm build out a comprehensive trust, family office and wealth management solution for a growing client base of successful individuals and families, endowments and foundations, business owners, entrepreneurs and corporations.

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