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Midwest BankCentre’s executive VP to lead bank operations and digital bank

Midwest BankCentre continues its evolution to a digital first, customer-centric community bank with Erin Erhart moving to executive vice president-bank operations.

Formerly executive vice president-retail and fee services, she applies her cross-functional experience from retail and mortgage to enhance structure, build processes and drive operational efficiencies in all areas of bank operations. All operational functions of the bank report to her, including retail, fee income, deposit, loan, mortgage services and call center operations.

Erhart also assumes leadership of Midwest BankCentre’s digital bank as Midwest BankCentre prepares for the 2021 year-end retirement of President Dale Oberkfell.

“Erin Erhart’s leadership promises to create collaborative success to scale for our expanded growth,” said Chairman and CEO Orvin T. Kimbrough. “The operational functions led by Erin will strengthen our digital-first posture with both high-touch service and automated, scalable solutions.”

Erhart, a Lake St. Louis resident, earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Saint Louis University. Erhart serves on the board of the American Lung Association, and chairs both the nomination and advocacy committees. She also serves on the board of the St. Louis Sports Commission.

Midwest BankCentre’s current assets exceed $2 billion and deposits total more than $1.5 billion. A mainstay of the greater St. Louis community banking scene since 1906, the bank employs a staff of about 280 working at 18 bank locations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles counties in Missouri and St. Clair County in Illinois.

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