William Christensen Senior Trust Officer Western Michigan Private Bank Team

William Christensen serves as a relationship manager and fiduciary advisor for trust administration and estate planning. William acts impartially in managing and distributing your trust property, while always keeping the interests of you and your beneficiaries in mind.


The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
BBA, Finance 1988
MBA, Finance 1990

Professional Experience & Areas of Focus

Bill joined Fifth Third Bank as a Trust Officer in November 2004, and serves as relationship manager and fiduciary advisor for clients with more than $1,000,000 in investable assets where Fifth Third Bank acts as Trustee, Agent or Custodian. Bill began his career in the Financial Services Industry in 1985, and has been in trust administration since January 1996. He began his banking career in Carroll, Iowa and also worked in Honolulu, Hawaii before moving to Michigan in 1994. Bill earned the professional designation of Registered Paraplanner (RPĀ®) in November 2008, the designation of Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) in July 2004, and the designation of Certified IRA Services Professional (CISP) in August 2001.

Licenses & Professional Designations

  • Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA)

Personal & Community Participation

Bill and his two sons live in East Lansing, Michigan where he enjoys watching them play basketball, soccer, water polo and swimming. Bill also enjoys reading, watching movies and playing golf and volleyball.