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Eckelkamp and Unnerstall Graduate from MBA Banking Leadership Missouri Program
January 11, 2021
 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Chris Eckelkamp, Assistant Vice President of Commercial Lending, and Danielle Unnerstall, Director of Digital Strategy and Marketing, with Bank of Washington, recently graduated from the Missouri Bankers Association’s Banking Leadership Missouri program.... Read More

  

Bank of Washington Releases Upgraded Digital Platform
December 7, 2020
 

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington recently released a new upgraded digital banking platform, replacing six legacy systems with one system, allowing for an omni-channel experience for both personal and business customers.... Read More

Jess Bowen Named Outstanding Young Professional
October 19, 2020
 

Washington, MO – Jess Bowen, 34, is the assistant vice president of retail banking at Bank of Washington. She earned an associate degree in business management from East Central College and... Read More

  

Phillip Kleekamp portraitPhillip Kleekamp Named Outstanding Young Professional
October 13, 2020
 

Washington, MO – Phillip Kleekamp, 35, is a credit officer with the Bank of Washington. He is a born and raised Washingtonian - and it shows in his volunteer efforts... Read More

  

Jamie Holtmeier Promoted to Assistant Vice President
September 28, 2020
 

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Jamie Holtmeier to Assistant Vice President of Deposit Compliance and BSA Officer.... Read More

  

Jess Bowen Promoted to Assistant Vice President
September 21, 2020
 

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. has announced the promotion of Jess Bowen to Assistant Vice President of Retail Banking at Bank of Washington.... Read More

  

Kent Buhr Promoted to Assistant Vice President
September 14, 2020
 
Washington, MO - Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. has announced the promotion of Kent Buhr to Assistant Vice President of Electronic Banking at the Bank of Washington.... Read More
  

Kristen Spaunhorst Promoted to Director of Product Development
September 8, 2020
 
Washington, MO - Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. has announced the promotion of Kristen Spaunhorst to Director of Product Development at Bank of Washington.... Read More
  

Danielle Unnerstall Promoted to Director of Digital Strategy and Marketing
August 31, 2020
 
Washington, MO - Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. has announced the promotion of Danielle Unnerstall to the newly created position of Director of Digital Strategy and Marketing at Bank of Washington.... Read More

Angelia Brinley Promoted to Senior Vice President
August 24, 2020
 
Washington, MO - Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. has announced the promotion of Angelia Brinley to Senior Vice President of Finance and Risk Management.... Read More


Portrait of Tom TobbenTom Tobben Named Outstanding Young Professional
October 9, 2019
 
Washington, MO - Tom Tobben, 35, is assistant vice president, commercial loan officer with the Bank of Washington. He has been with the bank nine years.... Read More

Susie Eckelkamp portraitSusie Eckelkamp Elected to Board of Directors
May 13, 2019
 
Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced Susan Eckelkamp has been elected to the Bank of Washington Board of Directors.... Read More

Phillip Kleekamp portraitKleekamp Promoted to Officer
May 8, 2019
 
Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Phillip Kleekamp to Credit Officer for Bank of Washington.... Read More

Amy Konys portraitKonys Promoted to Director of Human Resources
May 1, 2019
 
Washington, MO - Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Amy Konys to Director of Human Resources.... Read More

Tim Tobben portraitTobben Named to Bank of Washington Board
February 26, 2019
 
Washington, MO - Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced Timothy Tobben has been elected to the Bank of Washington Board of Directors.... Read More

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Lauber & Nunn Earn CBSM Certification
February 5, 2018
 
Washington, MO – Peggy Lauber and Shane Nunn with Diamond Cardinal Processing, LLC (DCP, LLC) recently earned their Certified Banking Security Manager (CBSM) credentials through the SBS Institute.... Read More

Billy Eckelkamp portraitEckelkamp Named to Bank of Washington Board
November 13, 2018
 
Washington, MO - Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced William W. “Billy” Eckelkamp, Jr., has been named to the Bank of Washington Board of Directors. The Board elected Eckelkamp at the monthly meeting on October 17, 2018.... Read More

Jamie Holtmeier, L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr, Buzz Eckelkamp, and Missouri Bankers Association membersJamie Holtmeier Receives Leadership Award
October 24, 2018
 
Jefferson City, MO - The Missouri Bankers Association honored Jamie Holtmeier, assistant BSA and deposit compliance officer for the Bank of Washington, with the 2018 Young Bankers Leadership Award.... Read More

Jamie Holtmeier portraitJamie Holtmeier Named Outstanding Young Professional
September 24, 2018
 
Washington, MO - Jamie Holtmeier, 33, is an assistant BSA and deposit compliance officer for the Bank of Washington. She joined the bank in 2014.... Read More

L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. portraitL. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. Named Variety’s Man of the Year
April 28, 2018
 
Washington, MO - Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis recently named L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr., as Variety’s 2018 Man of the Year. Each year, Variety honors one man and one woman who play an active role in shaping the St. Louis community for the better.... Read More

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Sam Unnerstall Promoted to AVP Commercial Lending
February 1, 2018

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Sam Unnerstall to Assistant Vice President Commercial Lending.... Read More

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Jay Nowak Promoted to Executive Vice President
February 1, 2018

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Jay Nowak to Executive Vice President.... Read More


Merchant Services
2017
Bank of Washington partners with Sync Payments to offer businesses products and services to take their business to the next level by accepting credit and debit cards.... Learn More

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Coulter Earns National Certification
September 29, 2017

Washington, MO – Pat Coulter, Senior Vice President Deposit Operations/Compliance and Bank Secrecy Act Officer, of the Bank of Washington, recently attained the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) accreditation.... Read More

Digital Wallet
2017
No need to have your debit card with you when you add your Bank of Washington debit card to your smartphone Digital Wallet for faster, easier, more secure banking.... Learn More
Chris Eckelkamp portraitEckelkamp Named Outstanding Young Professional
September 27, 2017

Chris Eckelkamp, 29, works in commercial lending at the Bank of Washington.
"Chris exemplifies our mission of providing outstanding service for our customers," said Buzz Eckelkamp, Bank of Washington, who nominated Eckelkamp for the Outstanding Young Professional Award.... Read More

Serena Williams portraitSerena Williams Promoted to Bank of Washington Officer
April 2, 2017

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Serena Williams to an Officer of the bank. Williams started.... Read More

 
Identity Shield
2017
Secure, monitor, and restore your personal information with Bank of Washington’s new product, Identity Shield, powered by EZ Shield.... Learn More
Chris Eckelkamp portraitEckelkamp Named Assistant VP of Commercial Lending
March 25, 2017

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Chris Eckelkamp to Assistant Vice President – Commercial Lending.
“Chris continually.... Read More

Danny Tobben portraitTobben Promoted to Assistant VP at Bank
March 22, 2017

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Danny Tobben to Assistant Vice President – Deposit Operations. “Danny has consistently identified and provided solutions.... Read More

Lori Aholt portraitAholt Named Assistant VP of Retail Operations
March 18, 2017

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Lori Aholt to Vice President Retail Operations.... Read More

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Sam Unnerstall Promoted to Commercial Lender
March 18, 2017

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Sam Unnerstall to Commercial Lender.... Read More

Arnie Sallaberry portraitArnie Sallaberry Awarded Outstanding Director
Published October 7, 2016

Arnie Sallaberry moved to Missouri from the West Coast in 1986 when Clemco Industries Corp., a manufacturer of abrasive blasting and surface finishing equipment, bought a Washington-based manufacturer and made Washington, Missouri.... Read More

Kristen Spaunhorst portraitSpaunhorst Named Outstanding Young Professional
Published September 28, 2016

Kristen Spaunhorst, 35, works at the Bank of Washington as product development coordinator. She has been with the bank 14 years.
"Kristen began with the Bank of Washington on the retail front line, became a branch manager, then.... Read More

Billy Eckelkamp portraitEckelkamp Named Outstanding Young Professional
Published September 28, 2016

William W. "Billy" Eckelkamp, Jr., 32, is an associate attorney with the law firm of Eckelkamp Kuenzel LLP, Washington. He has worked as an associate for three years and an attorney the last two years.... Read More

Exterior of 14th st branchRemodeling 14th Street Branch
Published Thursday, May 19, 2016

Washington, MO – L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Bank of Washington, is pleased to announce that a comprehensive remodel of the bank’s Fourteenth Street branch is underway. “The Fourteenth Street branch was the bank’s first expansion beyond Main Street. It opened in 1978.... Read More



Buzz Points
2016
Bank of Washington introduces a loyalty rewards program. Buzz Points rewards customers for using their enrolled debit card and allows point redemption locally, nationally, or by donating to a local charity.... Learn More
Tim Tobben portraitTobben Named Outstanding Young Professional

Published September 30, 2015

Tim Tobben, 32, joined the Bank of Washington in 2009 as a credit review officer. In 2013, Tobben took a new role and was promoted to assistant vice president - commercial lending. 

 "Tim has done an exceptional job in helping develop an entirely new credit department within our bank," said Buzz Eckelkamp, bank president, who nominated Tobben for the Outstanding Young Professional Award....

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Business Mobile Banking & Mobile Deposit
2015
Another community area first, Bank of Washington introduces a Business Banking app in the iTunes & Google Play stores allowing you to manage your business finances anytime, anywhere.... Learn More

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Unnerstall Named Outstanding Young Professional

Published: September 24, 2014

Washington, MO - Danielle Unnerstall, 29, is the officer/director of marketing with the Bank of Washington. She was nominated for the Young Professionals award by Jay Nowak, vice president of the bank.

Unnerstall joined the Bank of Washington in May 2011 as marketing director, and was promoted to an officer with the bank in 2013.... Read More

No. 1 Fan - Leonard Marquart!

Published: September 24, 2014

Bank of Washington employee receiving award for #1 fan from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School Athletic Association

Washington, MO – Recently, St. Francis Borgia Regional High School’s Athletic Association presented our own Leonard Marquart with the Ralph Lause No. 1 Fan of the Year Award!! This award is given to people who display the qualities that exemplify lifelong dedication to athletic programs at Borgia. Leonard was so surprised to receive the award and was tricked into going to the awards banquet while busy volunteering for another community event!

Leonard, we are so proud of you!! Congratulations! Thank you for all that you do for the community and the bank.



Instant Issue Debit Cards
2014
Whether you are a new customer opening an account, or a current customer who needs a replacement card, the Bank of Washington gets you your debit card in a matter of minutes with instant Debit Cards.... Learn More

Stacey Vedder portrait

Desmond Joins the Bank of Washington

Published: May 4, 2014

Washington, MO – L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Bank of Washington has announced the addition of Stacey Desmond.

Desmond has joined the bank as a loan compliance officer with over 16 years of banking.... Read More


Doris Feldmann portrait

Feldmann Promoted to Senior Vice President

Published: April 25, 2014

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Doris Feldmann to Senior Vice President Loan Operations and Loan Compliance.

Feldmann has over 41 years of experience with.... Read More

Gildehaus Promoted to Assistant Vice President

Published: February 26, 2014

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Heather Gildehaus to Assistant Vice President Retail Management. 

Gildehaus joined the bank in 2007 as a Branch Manager, and has 11 years of financial experience. She has experience in.... Read More

Pat Coulter portrait

Coulter Promoted to Senior Vice President

Published: February 20, 2014

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Pat Coulter to Senior Vice President Retail Management and Operations Compliance. 

“With over 39 years of experience in retail banking.... Read More

Chris Eckelkamp portrait

Eckelkamp Promoted to Commercial Lender

Published: February 13, 2014

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Chris Eckelkamp to Commercial Lender. 

Eckelkamp joined the bank in 2012 as a credit analyst. His financial experience started with Northwestern Mutual.... Read More

Jess Bowen portrait

Bowen Promoted to Retail Branch Director

Published: February 8, 2014

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Jess Bowen to Retail Branch Director. 

Bowen has been with the Bank of Washington for over eight years, starting as a teller, moving into new accounts.... Read More