A trustee is the individual you name in your trust who will be responsible for managing and distributing trust assets to your beneficiaries when you're gone. You can choose a single trustee to act by themselves, or co-trustees to act together as a team. The trustee holds legal title to the trust assets, and the beneficiaries hold beneficial title. So, the trustee's job is to protect and manage the assets for the exclusive enjoyment and benefit of the beneficiaries, according to the terms you set forth in your trust. You can change your trustee whenever you feel it is appropriate. And, a person who is a beneficiary can also be the trustee.