Dawn E. Dauer has been appointed Community Bank President for The Bank of Missouri in Cape Girardeau, replacing Maurice Sandfort who will retire at the end of the year.
His retirement concludes a forty-seven year banking career which began in St. Charles Mo. He served as community bank president at Bank of Missouri since 2005.
"I have really enjoyed being a part of the growth and success the bank has enjoyed over the past six years," Sandfort said. "I feel that I have served the last years of my banking career with a wonderful group of employees and I look forward to a new phase in my life, which includes travel and time with my wife, children and grandchildren."
Sandfort is past treasurer and president of Cape Girardeau Rotary Club, past chairman of the United Way of Southeast Missouri, current Finance Chairman of Southeast Missouri State University Foundation, current President of Missouri Research Corporation, Inc.; current President of Cape Girardeau Area Community Development Corporation; member of the Saint Francis Medical Center board of directors; serves as Elder with Trinity Lutheran Church and was recently elected as Director of The Lutheran Home.
Dauer began her career over 21 years ago while in high school. After completing college, Dauer she began her career with The Bank of Missouri where she has remained for 14 years. She has a bachelor of science in management with an emphasis in marketing from Evangel University in Springfield, Mo. She graduated from the Missouri School of Lending in 2002 and the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking in 2006.
Dauer currently she serves on the board of directors for the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce and is on the education committee and government policy committee. She also sits on the board of directors for Evangel University and the Missouri Banker's Association Young Banker's board of directors. She is a member of Cape First Church, a classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement at Jefferson Elementary School in Cape Girardeau, and she serves as an advisor for Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
The Bank of Missouri is an independent, locally owned and operated bank, chartered in 1891, with assets in excess of $850 million. They have full service banks in Perryville, Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Marble Hill, Columbia, Springfield, Republic and Ozark, Missouri.