Meet Our Team

Our Core Philosophy is that we will always look to the best interest of our customers in all our dealings. All employees and staff are devoted to look to your best interests and help you with the selection of the appropriate financial product to meet or exceed your needs. Please give us an opportunity to serve you. We believe you will be impressed with our enthusiasm at the prospect to match your financial goals with our large array of products and our personal attention to serving you.

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President & CEO
Douglas Watson
Phone: 573-883-2055
About Douglas:
Mr. Watson serves as MRV Banks President and Chief Executive Officer. He has over 35 years of banking experience in Missouri. Mr. Watson earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and a minor in Psychology from Southeast Missouri State University and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He is active in several community service organizations.
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Executive Vice President & CFO
Stephen Abts
Phone: 573-883-8222
About Stephen:
Mr. Abts serves as the Bank’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Abts has over 34 years experience in the accounting and operations areas of banking in Sainte Genevieve. Mr. Abts has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri at Columbia Missouri. Mr. Abts has been a member of the Community Center board since its formation.  He is active is several community service organizations including the Knights of Columbus and the Lions Club.
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Senior Vice President; Market President - Ste Genevieve Market
Rob Lawrence
Phone: 573-883-8222
About Rob:

Mr. Lawrence serves as MRV Banks' Ste Genevieve Market President, Senior Vice-President and Senior Lender.  He has over 20 years of community banking experience specializing in consumer, residential and commercial lending.  Mr. Lawrence earned a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Marketing from Truman State University and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.  He has been active in several community service organizations including Rotary, Kiwanis, and Chamber of Commerce. 

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Chief Operations Officer
Patricia Holley
Phone: 573-833-8222
About Patricia:

Ms. Holley serves as the Bank’s Chief Operations Officer.  She has more than 40 years of experience in the banking industry having served in a variety of roles including operations, accounting and finance, compliance, branch, and facilities management.  Pat earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and Economics from Southeast Missouri State University and has completed a number of banking related courses including the Graduate School of Banking Financial Managers program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.   

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Senior Vice President, Technology Officer
Daniel Wyatt
Phone: (573) 883-8222
About Daniel:
Mr. Wyatt serves as the Technology Officer for MRV Banks. He has over 20 years of technology experience including over 10 years in the financial industry. Mr. Wyatt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics: Computer Applications from Southeast Missouri State University.
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Market President - Cape Girardeau Market
Shawn Cook
Phone: 573-334-7811
About Shawn:

Mr. Cook serves as MRV Banks’ Market President in Cape Girardeau. He has over 20 years of banking experience in Missouri. Mr. Cook earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Southeast Missouri State University and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. He is active in several community service organizations and has coached local youth sport teams.

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Vice President
Robbie Guard
Phone: 573-334-7811
About Robbie:
Mr. Guard is currently Vice President with the bank in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He has over a decade of banking experience in the Cape Girardeau market. Robbie earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and a minor in Political Science from Southeast Missouri State University. Robbie serves the Cape Girardeau community with involvement as a Councilman on the Cape Girardeau City Council, Board of Directors for the Gibson Recovery Center, Cape Girardeau Noon Lions, Friends of St. Francis Board, as well as Order of Elks.
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Vice President & Retail Banking Manager
Pamela Hopkins
Phone: 573-883-8222
About Pamela:
Ms. Hopkins serves as Vice President for MRV Banks.  Ms. Hopkins has over 33 years of experience in banking. Starting out as a part time bookkeeper as a Co-op student in high school, she has worked in all areas of banking including operations, retail, and lending. Pam is currently MRV Bank’s Starz 50+ coordinator. Additionally, prior to joining MRV Banks Ms. Hopkins was self-employed as a mortgage broker.
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Cape Girardeau Banking Center Manager
Daniel Smith
Phone: 573-334-7811
About Daniel:
Mr. Smith serves the bank as the Cape Girardeau Banking Center Manager.  He has over 12 years of banking experience having worked in multiple roles within the operations and management teams.  Daniel has a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Southeast Missouri State University.  His community involvement includes coaching his son’s youth sports, church involvement, and various community organizations.  
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Assistant Vice President/Business Development
Nicole Tucker
Phone: 573-883-8222
About Nicole:
Ms. Tucker is a graduate of Fox High School and has a BS degree in Business Administration. She brings 7 years of banking experience and over 20 years of sales and accounting experience to MRV Banks. When she’s not at the bank you’ll probably find her at the YMCA doing a Zumba class.
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Loan Officer - Cape Girardeau Market
Heather Harrison
Phone: 573-334-7811
About Heather:
Heather Harrison serves as Loan Officer specializing in Residential Lending for MRV Banks.  She has held a wide variety of positions in her 10 plus years in the banking industry.  In addition to her banking experience Heather has an extensive background in the Title Service industry.   Heather serves her community through coaching multiple youth sports teams, City of Jackson Oktoberfest Planning Committee, as well as the President of the Jackson Community Outreach Board.  
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Assistant Vice President, Loan Officer - Ste Genevieve Market
Megan Eckenfels
Phone: 573-883-8222
About Megan:

Ms. Eckenfels is currently a Commercial and Consumer Loan Officer serving MRV Banks’ Ste. Genevieve market. She has over 10 years of community banking experience specifically in underwriting and lending. Currently, she specializes in consumer, residential, and commercial lending. Ms. Eckenfels earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2011. 

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Loan Officer - Sikeston Market
Jeremy Schlosser
Phone: 573-481-0310
About Jeremy:

Mr. Schlosser is currently a Commercial and Consumer Loan Officer serving MRV Banks’ Sikeston market. He has over 10 years of banking experience specifically in underwriting and lending. Currently, he specializes in consumer, residential, and commercial lending. Mr. Schlosser earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO.

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Loan Administration Officer
Debra Pfaff
Phone: 573-883-8222
About Debra:
Ms. Pfaff has over 40 years banking experience in all areas of banking that includes operations, retail, and consumer/commercial lending. Ms. Pfaff has over 30 years experience in loan administration, with experience in consumer mortgage and commercial loan documentation. She has also served as a commercial lending officer.

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