Jamie Holtmeier Named Outstanding Young Professional
Published September 24, 2018
Jamie Holtmeier, 33, is an assistant BSA and deposit compliance officer for the bank of Washington. She joined the bank in 2014.
"Her dedication and diligence has made her an integral contributor to the success of the bank's compliance team," said Buzz Eckelkamp, bank president, who nominated Holtmeier for the Outstanding Young Professional Award.
In 2017, Holtmeier co-initiated and co-developed Bank of Washington's first banking internship program for the summer of 2018. Of the six full-time interns, she served as a mentor for two.
This past May, she was recognized for her leadership and management skills and was promoted to a bank officer in the financial securities industry. "When Jamie started with the bank, having transitioned from the financial securities industry, she was eager to learn everything she could about banking," Eckelkamp said. "She immediately enrolled in a Principles of Banking course and further requested to rotate through the various departments to become familiar with her new career choice."
A graduate of Webster University, Holtmeier has spent the last four years concentrating on her development as a banking professional, and recently completed her first year of the MBA' s school of Bank Management after having attended the MBA Operations School of Compliance and Operations Compliance Workshop. She also has earned the internationally recognized Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification, as well as the ICBA's Certified BSA/AML Professional certification (CBAP). The ABA's Certification of Deposit Compliance is another one of her education achievements. She attends and coordinates monthly and quarterly training for the entire compliance team at the bank.
Additionally, Holtmeier serves as a board member for the Young Bankers Leadership Division of the MBA, as a representative of Region 5. Within that role, she has served as chairman of the legislative committee, encouraging young bankers to make target banker trips to the Capitol and meet with lawmakers on current banking legislative issues.
Outside of work, Holtmeier serves as board chair for the Washington Jaycees and previously was elected as chapter president in 2016 & 2017. She helps coordinate activities and fundraising for the organization. During her tenure as president, the Jaycees chapter grew by 150 perfect and she was recognized by Jaycees International for that significant growth. In 2015, she was appointed by the mayor to serve a five-year term on the Historic Preservation Commission, which reviews rehabilitation efforts and ensures integrity of private structures and public infrastructure within the historic downtown district. She also co-leads fundraising efforts at the bank for the United Way.
Congratulations, Jamie! We are proud of you and honored to have you at the Bank of Washington!