Pulaski Bank announced that Patrick Ricke joined the bank as vice president, Commercial Lending. As a commercial lender, Ricke will underwrite new commercial and industrial loans, and commercial real estate loans, as well as assist in growing commercial deposits.

In addition, he will assist in portfolio management and call on prospective and existing customers in an effort to develop new business throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Ricke has more than 14 years of banking and commercial lending experience. Prior to Pulaski Bank, he served as commercial banking officer at Midwest BankCentre. Before being promoted to assistant vice president at Midwest BankCentre, Ricke also served as a credit analyst and private banker.

“We are pleased to welcome Patrick to our talented commercial lending team,” said Brian Bjorkman, president of Commercial Lending at Pulaski Bank. “His experience in business banking, strong work ethic, and sales skills will further strengthen our position among the premier community banks in St. Louis.”