MILWAUKEE (January 8, 2013) – 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.