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Eckelkamp Named to Bank of Washington Board

Billy Eckelkamp portrait 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.

Eckelkamp is an attorney with the law firm of Eckelkamp Kuenzel LLP in Washington, MO and is also the president of Washington Lumber Supply, Inc. He earned his undergraduate degree in finance, banking and real estate in 2006, his MBA in 2010, and his law degree in 2014 all from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Eckelkamp is a current member of the Missouri Bar Association and the Franklin County Bar Association. He is also the former chairman of the Missouri Liberty Project.

Locally, Eckelkamp is a member of the Franklin County Industrial Development Authority, Washington Elks Club, Washington Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Washington Boat Club and Lambda Chi Alpha Housing Corporation. He is a 2016 recipient of the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Young Professional Award.

Eckelkamp and his wife, Margy, reside in Franklin County with their son, William W. “Woody” Eckelkamp, III.

Eckelkamp takes the seat that has been vacant since his father, William W. “Bill” Eckelkamp, Sr., passed away on August 30, 2017. Bill Eckelkamp began serving on the Bank of Washington Board in 1974.

“We are proud of Billy and honored to have him following in his father’s footsteps,” stated L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. “Our family has been dedicated to this bank since 1942 when my father, Billy’s grandfather, Louis B. Eckelkamp, became a shareholder of the Bank of Washington. A few years later he was elected to the Board, became Chairman of the Board and President of the Bank. My father always believed in local people serving local people. Billy will be a great addition to our Board as we continue to focus on strong customer service and growing with our local community.”

The Bank of Washington is the oldest and largest community bank in Franklin County, serving the community for more than 140 years. The bank has six branch locations and is open seven days a week at its branch location inside Schnucks in Washington. The investments that the Bank of Washington makes in the local community ranks them as one of the largest commercial lenders in the St. Louis area and they were voted the No. 1 bank and mortgage lender in the Washington Missourian Readers’ Choice Awards.