June Wilson, 50 Year Club, 2018June Wilson

Special Projects Coordinator
Old Missouri Bank, Springfield

June Wilson moved to Springfield in 1966 to attend Southwest Missouri Teachers College (now Missouri State University), where she received her bachelor’s in art education. June started her banking career in 1968 during a school break as a proof operator for Hampton Bank in her hometown of St. Louis. That experience helped her decide to work in banking rather than becoming an art teacher.

Throughout her 50 years of banking, June has worked for three separate independent banks and was an integral part of two startup banks, Boatmen’s National Bank and Old Missouri Bank. June has held multiple positions throughout her career, including proof operator, teller, operations officer and chief financial officer. She is highly regarded and respected for her knowledge, loyalty and ethics by Springfield banking professionals. June’s colleagues at Old Missouri Bank are proud to be part of her journey and are thankful for her 19 years, and
counting, of dedication.

June enjoys spending time with her family. She likes to be busy and is usually working on multiple home projects but once in a while, she will take time to relax. She continues to support the Girl Scouts after volunteering for many years at the Girl Scouts of the Missouri
Heartland.

June was married to Gabe Wilson and helped him with his antique business until he passed in 2011.

June attributes her longevity in banking to …

helping customers with their banking needs, and helping and watching co-workers learn and achieve.

June’s favorite part of working for the banking industry for 50 years has been …

there has always been something new to learn, new processes to develop and helping people, both customers and co-workers. No two days have ever been the same.

June’s advice to young professionals beginning their banking careers is …

learn as much as you can, and don’t hesitate to ask questions or ask for advice. Develop professional relationships with management and regulators, and hold dear work friendships. Often, those friendships last a lifetime.