Dan Westhues, Central Bancompany senior vice president and director of retail banking, received the 2013 Chairman's Award from the bank.
This award, inspired by bank chairman and chief executive officer Sam B. Cook, is bestowed annually on an individual who embodies all that is best about Central Bank, awarding the individual for leadership and setting an example for those willing to follow. The recipient is an innovator and a contributor to the growth and success of the bank and a person who exhibits the highest ethical standards.
Westhues is a graduate of Helias Catholic High School and received a bachelor's of science degree in business administration from Westminster College. He received a master's degree in management from William Woods University and also holds a degree from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking from Georgetown University.
He began his banking career as a customer service representative for Jefferson Bank in 1987 and then worked at Boone County National Bank. In 1997, he moved to Central Bank as electronic banking product manager and in 1999 was promoted to second vice president and then to vice president and manager of retail banking. In 2011, he was promoted to his current position.
Westhues is involved in many community activities and serves on the Board of Trustees at William Woods University, where in 2011 he received the graduate and professional studies award. He served as chairman of the local United Way chapter in 2013 and currently serves in that capacity for the United Way of Central Missouri. He is also treasurer-elect for the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce.