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Sam Unnerstall Promoted to Commercial Lender

Unnerstall Promoted To Commercial Lender

Sam Unnerstall Portrait

Published: March 30, 2017

Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced the promotion of Sam Unnerstall to Commercial Lender.

“Sam has done an excellent job as a credit analyst and has been proactive in acquiring new business for the bank as well as managing relationships with current customers,” stated Bank of Washington President Louis B. “Buzz” Eckelkamp, III.  “We are excited to have him take on additional responsibilities as a Commercial Lender and look forward to him stepping into this new role.”

Unnerstall joined the bank in 2014 as a credit analyst.  His financial experience started in public accounting preparing tax returns, financial statements and attestation, as well as consulting services.   He is a graduate of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School and attended East Central College, St. Louis University, a collaboration of online Universities and currently holds Associates and Bachelor Degrees in Accounting and a Master in Business Administration.  He completed the Missouri School of Lending in March 2016 through Missouri Bankers Association and finished in the top 10% of his class, earning an honors distinction.

“What I value the most about the Bank of Washington is its extraordinary commitment to its customers, employees and the Washington and surrounding communities,” said Unnerstall. “I feel very fortunate to the have the opportunity to work at the Bank of Washington alongside so many people who are dedicated to, and focused on providing the best customer service possible through traditional banking methods, as well as implementing state of the art technological advances. I look forward to serving the community by working with businesses and individuals to help make Washington an even stronger place to work and live.”

Unnerstall is a member of St. Francis Borgia Parish, a member and trustee of the St. Francis Borgia Regional High School Athletic Association (SFBRHS), Chairman of the Men’s Golf Tournament Fundraising Committee for the SFBRHS Athletic Association, Secretary and Board Member of Primero Agua, Board Member of the Washington Junior Football League, Certified Football Official in the State of Missouri, Member of the Society of Joseph and former Board Member, volunteers as the Bank of Washington team leader for Alzheimer’s Association fundraising, and is a member of the following social and fraternal organizations: the Washington Missouri Elks, Knights of Columbus and the Buhr’s Club. 

He and his wife, Melissa, reside in Washington with their two sons, Louis and Theodore. 

 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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