2017 Board of Directors Nominees - One Open Position
Ballots are due back in the Chamber Office by Thursday, December 1.
Eric J. Patke is currently the Chief Financial Officer/ Senior Vice President of Heritage Community Bank in Washington. He has been with Heritage Community Bank since 2007 and has over 13 years of banking experience. He graduated summa cum laude from Southeast Missouri State in 2003 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. He and his wife Jessica, and son Luke, live in Washington and are members of Our Lady of Lourdes parish. Eric is involved with the St. Francis Borgia Regional High School Athletic Association & Golf Committee, Washington Lions Club, Washington Elks & Knights of Columbus.
Mark Sahm is the Owner/President of Sahm Welding & Fabrication Inc. in Washington. He was born and raised in Washington and graduated from Washington High School and Four Rivers Vocational School, with a 2-year degree in Welding Technology, in 1978. Mark and his wife, Gina, reside in Washington in the Campbellton area and have 3 children and 1 grandson. Mark’s work history in welding started at Binkley Corp as a First-Class Certified Welder and continued for many years at Seco Products. While there, he received experience with welding aluminum and stainless steel and gained knowledge of all types of fabrication machinery and processes. Mark started Sahm Welding & Fabrication in 1987 by working evenings and weekends. He grew the business to include 12 full time employees in 2016, with expansion planned for 2017. Mark joined the Washington Jaycees in 1986 and served in several positions, including Vice President, Treasury and President. He was awarded the Senator Ship Award by the Jaycees in September of 2000 and is now a lifetime member of the organization. In his spare time, Mark enjoys Sunday dinner with children and grandchild, fishing/camping, target shooting, gardening, grilling/cooking, and traveling.
Brad Zobrist is a Sales Manager for Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of New Haven. He has 10 years experience in this role helping customers and end consumers meet their beverage needs. Brad is a 2002 graduate of New Haven High School and a 2006 graduate from The University of Missouri's Trulaske College of Business. He is a lifelong resident of New Haven and lives there with his wife Lauren and two daughters, Lydia and Paige. Brad is a board member and the current board chairman of the New Haven Ambulance District. He is also a member of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 366. Brad has served on numerous professional and civic committees including the Pepsi-Cola Next Generation Bottler Network, Pepsi-Cola National Marketing Committee, Wis-Pak Brands and Marketing Committee, and the New Haven Track Committee. In his free time, Brad enjoys being in the outdoors and traveling with his family.