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Tim M. Murch, Chairman of the Buddy Fund, a local charity that provides sports equipment to underserved at-risk youth announced Justin Diecker has joined the Board of Operations.

Justin, currently a Commercial Lending Officer at Midwest BankCentre (MBC), has experience analyzing a wide range of financial statements and underwriting commercial loans. He currently works closely with investors and business owners to provide the necessary tools and resources needed to contribute to the successful growth of both businesses and individuals. Outside of MBC he is involved in the Risk Management Association, an organization teaching proper risk management and promoting financial education.  Once a former collegiate athlete he understands firsthand the impact sports can have on an individual’s life.  This has caused him to become passionate about sports, volunteering to give back in various ways simultaneously bettering the St. Louis community. His financial background and passion will be an asset to The Buddy Fund Board.

The Buddy Fund is a charity helping St. Louis area children without regard to race, ethnicity, or religion.  It was founded in 1962 by St. Louis Sportscaster Buddy Blattner to supply new sports equipment to other charities and organizations that used sports to help redirect and change the lives of at-risk underserved youth…including boys and girls clubs, police athletic leagues, homes for kids, community centers and after school programs.