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Gary Tod Joins Bank of Washington

photo of gary todAugust 2, 2021

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. has recently announced the addition of Gary Tod as Vice President of Commercial Lending.

“We are excited to have Gary join our commercial lending team,” stated Bank of Washington President Louis B. “Buzz” Eckelkamp, III.  “His focus on building strong relationships with his customers fits directly into our culture and we are looking forward to providing and accomplishing even more for our local businesses with him on our team.” 

Tod joins the bank with over 18 years of commercial banking experience, mostly with large regional banks in the St. Louis region and portfolio concentrations in commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and homebuilder finance.  He is a member of the Risk Management Association and Missouri Bankers Association.

“I value the culture and family atmosphere at the Bank of Washington, and our ability to make decisions quickly,” stated Tod. “I look forward to developing relationships and providing customized capital solutions for our customers.”

Tod is a graduate of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School and earned his Bachelor of Finance degree from Missouri Valley College. He is a member of Holy Infant Parish and spends most of his volunteer time coaching youth sports in baseball, volleyball, and basketball. He resides in Wildwood with his wife, Nicole, and their two children, Hailey and Owen.

The Bank of Washington is a full-service bank headquartered in Washington, MO. They are the oldest and largest community bank in Franklin County, serving the community for more than 140 years. 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 have been consistently voted the No. 1 bank and mortgage lender in the Washington Missourian Readers’ Choice Awards.

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