Seaway Bank and Trust Company has announced the appointment of Kenneth F. Little as vice president of Commercial Lending at its Milwaukee Branch, located at 2102 W. Fond du Lac Avenue.
He will be responsible for cultivating new commercial loan relationships as well as developing faith-based lending opportunities and government loan programs, such as SBA and WHEDA.
A distinguished professional in the community development sector of financial services, Mr. Little brings a wealth of experience to the position.
He most recently served as a Business Development Officer for Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), focusing on the Transform Milwaukee Initiative, where he developed relationships with industry leaders, generated new revenue sources and helped to develop entrepreneurial thinking among inner-city youth.
He has also served as president and CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League and the Southwestern Michigan Urban League. His financial industry background includes business and community development lending positions at Associated Bank and North Milwaukee State Bank.
Mr. Little is excited about bringing his vast experience and network of relationships to Seaway Bank, where he can pursue the development of commercial loan services, community outreach opportunities and level the playing field for entrepreneurs in the Milwaukee area. “I’m excited to be at Seaway Bank and Trust Company,” he said. “This puts me back into a pure community bank environment in a market where I cut my teeth in banking.”
Mr. Little holds an Executive MBA from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and a BBA in Finance/Banking from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Originally from Gary (IN), he and his wife Daphne have been married for 24 years and have two sons.
In his spare time, Mr. Little enjoys golf, spending time with his family and giving back to the community by working with numerous charitable organizations.
Mr. Little is happy to speak with anyone about commercial lending options. He can be reached at 414-343-3000.
About Seaway Bank and Trust Company, Seaway Bank and Trust Company is a full service community bank serving businesses, nonprofits, churches and families in diverse neighborhoods. It was established in 1965 to counter discriminatory lending practices and is now recognized as one of the nation’s largest minority-owned banks, with more than $570 million in assets and 300+ employees. Seaway Bank has banking centers in Milwaukee and in the Chicago area as well as foreign currency exchange centers and banking outlets at O’Hare and Midway international airports in Chicago.
For more information about Seaway Bank and Trust Company, call VP/Marketing Officer Claudette Harris at 773-602-4865 or visit www.seawaybank.us. Seaway Bank and Trust Company is an Equal Housing Lender, an Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of the FDIC.