Jeff Dee, Washington, recently joined The Business Bank of St. Louis as senior vice president of commercial and industrial lending.

His primary responsibility is the development of new customer relationships for the bank, with a focus on commercial and industrial business prospects.

Dee has 13 years of commercial lending and business banking experience in the St. Louis area. He previously served for six years as a consultant to entrepreneurs at the Small Business Development Center at St. Louis University.

Dee serves on the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Development Board, the St. Louis Zoo’s Marlin Perkins Corporate Committee and the Knights of Columbus Board of Directors. He also is also past chairman of the capital campaign for St. Gertrude Parish, where he currently serves on the finance committee.

Dee is active with the American Heart Association, and is also a member of American MENSA.

He has an MBA from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University.

The Business Bank of St. Louis serves small and medium-sized businesses and their owners. The bank operates a full-service banking facility from its one location at 8000 Maryland Ave. in Clayton.