Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp Jr. recently announced the promotion of Jess Bowen to retail branch director.
Bowen has been with the Bank of Washington for over eight years, starting as a teller, moving into new accounts, becoming an assistant branch manager and most recently moving into bookkeeping and electronic banking.
In her new role as retail branch director, she will oversee operations and management of the Bank of Washington’s branch inside Schnucks in Washington.
“I am proud to be employed by a company that values their employees and the customers they serve,” stated Bowen. “This shows in the Bank of Washington’s commitment to be actively involved in the community, the opportunity they provide their employees to know customers outside of the bank and the overall personalized service they focus on providing.”
Bowen graduated from East Central College where she obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree in business management. She also has attended the Center for Financial Training.
She has volunteered as the team captain for the Bank of Washington’s Relay for Life team, and also through a variety of organizations within the bank and the community.
Additionally, she is a member of First Christian Church of Union and of the Missouri Bankers Association-Young Bankers Division.
Bowen and her husband Jason reside in Union.
The Bank of Washington is the oldest and largest community bank in Franklin County, serving the community for over 135 years, and offering banking seven days a week at its branch located inside Schnucks in Washington.
In addition to six branch facilities located throughout Washington, Gray Summit and Villa Ridge, the Bank of Washington provides online banking, mobile banking and 14 ATMs throughout Washington, Marthasville, New Haven, Villa Ridge and Gray Summit.