Sales and Client Service, Westwood Trust — Omaha

Art Burtscher

Chairman, Westwood Trust Western Region


Mr. Burtscher received a Bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University and is also a graduate of The Graduate School of Mortgage Banking, Mortgage Bankers Association of America.  He began his thirty year banking career at Anchors Savings in Kansas City, Missouri, before moving to First National Bank of Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska.  In 1988, Mr. Burtscher was appointed president of Great Western Bank in Omaha, Nebraska, a position he held for thirteen years.  Mr. Burtscher’s investment management experience has included serving on investment and trust advisory committees for the trust divisions of financial institutions and managing the investment portfolios of banking organizations.  Mr. Burtscher joined McCarthy Group Asset Management in 1999 and served as its President following his career in banking.  He became Chairman of McCarthy Group Advisors, L.L.C., a Registered Investment Advisor, in 2004, when he and two partners acquired controlling interest of McCarthy Group Asset Management from the parent company.  Following the acquisition of McCarthy Group Advisors by Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. in 2010, Mr. Burtscher was named Senior Vice President with oversight of the Omaha branch of Westwood Trust.  He is a member of the Westwood Trust board of directors.  Mr. Burtscher is active in a variety of community organizations. He is a board member of NovaStar Financial, The SilverStone Group, JetLinx Aviation and lead director for NIC, Inc. (on Forbes list of best small companies in the U.S.).  In addition, he serves in various capacities on several community boards including The Durham Museum, United Way of the Midlands Foundation and Methodist Health System.  He is past Chair of the Nebraska Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization and continues to be active in both WPO and CEO.  Additionally, he is a Registered Securities Representative and Investment Advisor (FINRA Series 6, 63, and 65).