The Missouri Bankers Association honored Jamie Holtmeier, assistant BSA and deposit compliance officer for the Bank of Washington, with the 2018 Young Bankers Leadership Award.

This award recognizes the outstanding achievement of a banker, age 45 or younger, employed by an MBA-member bank.

Holtmeier was recognized at the MBA Young Bankers Leadership Conference Oct. 18 at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark.

She joined the Bank of Washington in 2014 after serving as a compliance officer in the financial securities industry. She immersed herself in various departments to become more familiar with banking.

Holtmeier initiated and co-developed the bank’s paid internship program for summer 2018 and mentored two of the six interns. In May 2018, Holtmeier was recognized for her leadership and management skills and promoted to a bank officer.

“Jamie has done an outstanding job as a compliance analyst and BSA specialist” said Louis B. “Buzz” Eckelkamp III, president of the Bank of Washington. “Her dedication and diligence have made her an integral contributor to the success of the bank’s compliance team.”

Holtmeier currently serves on the board for the MBA Young Bankers Leadership Division and chairs its legislative committee. She has participated in several MBA Target Banker visits to the Missouri Capitol.

Additionally, she has completed the MBA School of Compliance and will finish the MBA School of Bank Management in 2019.

A graduate of Webster University, St. Louis, Holtmeier chairs the board of the Washington Jaycees and was part of the chapter’s project to build the All Abilities Park, a playground for children of all abilities. She also is a member of the Historic Preservation Commission for the city of Washington.

Holtmeier and her husband, Jeff, reside in Washington with their daughter, Penny, and are expecting their second child in March 2019.

The Missouri Bankers Association is a statewide trade and professional organization in Jefferson City that represents the interests of 259 banks and savings and loans in Missouri.

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 make in the local community ranks them as one of the largest commercial lenders in the St. Louis area and they were voted the No. 1 bank and mortgage lender in the Washington Missourian Readers’ Choice Awards.