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Chris Eckelkamp Promoted to AVP

Chris Eckelkamp portraitEckelkamp Named Assistant VP of Commercial Lending

Published: 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 exemplifies our mission of providing outstanding service for our customers,” stated Bank of Washington President Louis B. “Buzz” Eckelkamp, III.  “He is always eager to learn about new products within the bank that could help his customers and takes great initiative to listen and respond to their goals and objectives.  We know he will continue to do a great job.”

 Eckelkamp joined the bank in 2012 as a credit analyst and was promoted to Commercial Lender in 2014.  His financial experience started with Northwestern Mutual in June of 2008 as a college financial representative, and upon completion of college, moved to St. Louis where he was a full-time financial representative with Northwestern Mutual in the Hempstead Financial Group.  He is a graduate of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance from Southeast Missouri State University.  In 2016, he graduated from the Missouri Banker's Association Advanced School of Lending.

 “I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Bank of Washington family.  The opportunities the bank provides for its customers, this community and its employees are remarkable,” stated Eckelkamp.  “The personal and professional friendships I have built with customers and co-workers through the bank are invaluable, and I look forward to building on these relationships and many new ones in the coming years.”

 Eckelkamp volunteers as the President of Downtown Washington, Inc., with Relay for Life and as a youth basketball coach.  He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Francis Borgia Regional High School Athletic Association and St. Louis Sigma Chi Alumni Association.  Additionally, he is a member of the Missouri Bankers Association – Young Bankers Leadership Division.  He resides in Washington and is engaged to be married to Kayla Kimminau in June 2017. 

 The Bank of Washington is the oldest and largest community bank in Franklin County, serving the community for 140 years, and offering banking seven days a week at their branch located inside Schnucks in Washington.  In addition to six convenient branch facilities located throughout Washington, Gray Summit and Villa Ridge, the Bank of Washington also provides online banking, mobile banking and ATMs throughout Washington, Marthasville, New Haven, Villa Ridge and Gray Summit.

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