Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp Jr. recently announced the promotion of Chris Eckelkamp to commercial lender.
Eckelkamp joined the bank in 2012 as a credit analyst.
His financial experience started with Northwestern Mutual in June of 2008 as a college financial representative, and upon completion of college, moved to St. Louis where he was a full-time financial representative with Northwestern Mutual in the Hempstead Financial Group.
A graduate of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School, Eckelkamp earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a specialization in finance from Southeast Missouri State University.
“Being a part of the Bank of Washington family has been a very positive experience that has helped me to grow personally and professionally,” he said.
“The Bank of Washington is a great example of an organization with an unwavering commitment to values, their employees and the greater community,” he added. “I look forward to serving the community in my new role by building positive relationships in our community and helping to identify the financial needs of businesses and individuals and assisting them in achieving their goals.”
Eckelkamp volunteers with the American Heart Association and as a basketball coach at St. Gertrude School. He is a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Knights of Columbus, St. Francis Borgia Regional High School Athletic Association, Relay for Life Committee and St. Louis Sigma Chi Alumni Association.
Additionally, he is a member of the Missouri Bankers Association-Young Bankers Leadership Division. He is the son of Jeff and Glenda Eckelkamp, and resides in Washington.
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.