Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> May 21, 2001

Andrew Baur – Mississippi Valley Bancshares, Inc. (mvbi)

ANDREW N. BAUR is the Chairman and CEO of Mississippi Valley Bancshares, Inc. Mr. Baur began his banking career in 1967 as a Management Trainee at First National Bank of Atlanta where he was elected an Officer in 1970 and later became Vice President in charge of the Commercial Loan division. In 1974, he joined Commerce Bank of St. Louis as President and left as Chairman of the Board and President in 1978. He then became Chairman and CEO of County Bank of St. Louis, and President and COO of its holding company, County Tower Corp., positions he held from 1978 to 1984, when he led the group that purchased Southwest Bank. He currently is the bank's largest shareholder. Mr. Baur received an AB degree from Washington and Lee University in 1966 and an MBA from Georgia State University in 1970. Profile
TWST: Could you give us a general description and history of Mississippi

Valley Bancshares?

Mr. Baur: Mississippi Valley Bancshares was formed in 1984 for the

purpose of purchasing Southwest