Kleekamp, Vossbrink, & Wideman Promoted
Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. announced the promotion of Phillip Kleekamp to vice president of retail lending, Robert L. “Robbie” Vossbrink, III to commercial lender/credit analyst, and Sherry Wideman to assistant vice president of loan operations at the Bank of Washington.
Kleekamp joined the bank in 2012 as a credit analyst and was promoted to assistant vice president of commercial lending in 2021.
“I am grateful to be a part of the Bank of Washington family and am proud that I have the opportunity to continue my career with such a fantastic organization in this new role,” stated Kleekamp. “The bank’s leadership has consistently demonstrated its commitment to our customers, which translates into success for our local community. Over and above providing an outstanding banking experience, the bank sets the standard in terms of dedication to our community. I am fortunate to be part of such a great team, and I look forward continuing the tradition of excellence that has become the standard at Bank of Washington.”
Kleekamp is a St. Francis Borgia High School alumni and graduated from Maryville University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Kleekamp also graduated from the Missouri Bankers Association School of Lending in 2016, and the Missouri Bankers School of Bank Management in 2020. He is a member of RMA Credit Management Forum and the Missouri Bankers Association. He is a 2020 recipient of the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Young Professional Award. Kleekamp is a member of St. Francis Borgia Parish, chaired the St. Francis Borgia Parish Fall Festival with his wife in 2021, and is involved in a number of community organizations. In 2020, he was the Franklin County Area United Way Campaign Co-Chair/Board President, Treasurer and Trustee of the St. Francis Borgia High School Athletic Association from 2013-2019, baseball coach for the American Legion Post 218, volunteer coach for the YMCA, volunteer with Meals on Wheels, and a member of Knights of Columbus, Elks, and Sons of the American Legion. Kleekamp and his wife, Mary, reside in Washington with their three children, Jack, Lily and Anna.
Vossbrink joined the bank in 2021 as a credit analyst with over 3 years of experience.
“I am extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work alongside so many people who are committed to providing unrivaled customer service, service to the Washington community, and a family atmosphere,” stated Vossbrink. “The personal and professional friendships I have built with customers and coworkers alike throughout my time at the bank are invaluable, and I am excited to continue to build on these and look forward to the opportunity to establish new relationships in the years to come.”
Vossbrink is a St. Francis Borgia High School alumni and graduated from University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Master of Accountancy, and is a licensed CPA in Missouri. Vossbrink is a board member for Downtown Washington, Inc. and the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business Recent Alumni Advisory Board. He is a member of the Men’s Golf Tournament Fundraising Committee for the SFBHS Athletic Association, Knights of Columbus, and St. Francis Borgia Parish. Vossbrink lives in St. Louis.
Wideman joined the bank in 2003 as a teller, moved to loan processor in 2004, and was promoted to senior loan documenting manager in 2012.
“I have truly valued growing in my career with the Bank of Washington,” stated Wideman. “The people here are like family and truly care about one another. Bank of Washington has always strived to help grow and improve our community and I’m thankful to be part of that.”
A 2001 graduate of Washington High School, Wideman has a marketing degree with a minor in economics from Central Methodist University. She is a member of Our Lady of Lourdes parish, is an active member of the Washington Lions Clubs, volunteers with Downtown Washington, Inc. and Washington Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored events, and coaches her kids in recreational soccer. Wideman lives in Washington with her husband Doug and kids, Mason and Ava.
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.