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Susie Eckelkamp Named to Bank of Washington Board

Susie Eckelkamp portraitMay 17, 2019
Washington, MO – Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. recently announced Susan Eckelkamp has been elected to the Bank of Washington Board of Directors.
Currently, Eckelkamp is the National Committeewoman for Missouri serving on the Republican National Committee, and was recently appointed to the Committee for Arrangements for the 2020 Republican Convention. She has a strong political career background, including serving as a volunteer advance representative for President Ronald Reagan and Vice-President George H.W. Bush, the White House and numerous national campaigns. Eckelkamp was also an advance representative for Vice-President Danforth Quayle, First Lady Barbara Bush, and Chief of Staff/Press Secretary for Joanne Kemp, and President George W. Bush throughout his term.
Additionally, Eckelkamp has an extensive career in media and broadcasting working as a news director for KLPW AM/FM, producer host for K-1220 AM, researcher/assistant producer for KMOX-TV (CBS), and producer for the Sally Jessy Raphael Show with Multimedia, Inc. She has also served on the Bank of Washington’s Community Advisory Board since its inception in 2007.

“Susie brings strong skills and life experiences to the Board,” stated L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. “We value her perspective on the goals, directions and strategies pertaining to the growth and future of the Bank of Washington. We are honored to have her stepping into this leadership role.”
Eckelkamp is a St. Francis Borgia Regional High School alum and obtained a B. A. in Speech Communication and Secondary Education from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She
volunteers on numerous boards including the East Central College Foundation Board, sustaining member of the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Guild, and the St. Louis Archdiocese Department of Special Education. She retired in 2013 from the Mercy Foundation Board, where she served for six years as a founding member.
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 have been consistently voted the No. 1 bank and mortgage lender in the Washington Missourian Readers’ Choice Awards.