Katie Wheeler – NMLS# 523273
VP, Mortgage Lending Manager
Where did you grow up?
Iowa City, Iowa
What year did you begin your career at Two Rivers Bank & Trust?
Can you please explain your current role?
I handle mortgage and construction lending, and oversee the mortgage lending program in Central Iowa.
Leading up to your current job, what other experience do you have related to the banking industry? In what year did you begin your banking career?
I began my career in banking in 2006 as a part-time teller when I was earning my BA in Finance from the University of Iowa. After graduation, I became a personal banker there and worked in various roles on the retail side for 7 years. I was a branch manager over two branches, mortgage lender and main contact for Private Banking clients at another institution. I then joined Two Rivers. It was a fantastic move and I have enjoyed my time here ever since.
Do you have any special certificates / awards or designations?
I’m very active in the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, where Two Rivers Bank & Trust was proud to be voted “Best in Class”.
Please highlight your community involvement.
I currently serve on the board of adjusters for the City of Urbandale, and a YP liaison for the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. I am also the past chair for genYP (the Urbandale Chamber young professional group), which I co-chaired in 2017 and chaired in 2018.
What do you enjoy most about your role at Two Rivers Bank & Trust?
I love the fact that Two Rivers Bank & Trust is a community bank; my clients are not just my clients, but they become my friends and I truly enjoy the relationships that I’ve built over my career. I also love helping people buy or build their dream home; there is just something special about getting to be a part of that process with them.
What does being a good neighbor mean to you?
It means always doing the right thing for your client, and always putting the client’s best interest as my first priority.