Lian Yearout

President and Founder

As President and Co-Founder of Empire Trust, Lian shepherds the Company’s strategic direction, guaranteeing that Empire Trust’s mission, interests, and values are aligned with the families who we serve. Lian is on the board of Empire Trust’s Distribution Committee and Business Advisory Board.

Prior to starting Empire Trust, Lian worked for 9 years at a prestigious accounting firm in New Mexico and was the Chief Financial Officer at Yearout Mechanical for 18 years. The New Mexico Business Weekly voted her as one of the Top Performing Chief Financial Officers for two consecutive years. Lian has earned a Personal Trust Diploma through the American Bankers Association.

Lian is married with four children. Her activities include continual learning, being actively involved with her family, traveling and has served on several volunteer board of non-profits.