Kevin J. Lease
Kevin J. Lease
Vice President, Commercial Lending
Where did you grow up?
Canton, South Dakota.
What year did you begin your career at Two Rivers Bank & Trust?
Can you please explain your current role?
I am responsible for representing Two Rivers in a professional manner in the communities it serves. I’m responsible for growing commercial loan and deposit relationships; refer additional products and services to retail, insurance and investment/trust departments. I focus on the growth of dental clients through individual marketing efforts in this niche and build strategic relationships with contractors, CPA’s, attorneys, etc. that also focus on this core business. I crosstrain and mentor team members in the areas where I specialize and learn from others in the areas I am not versed in.
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 banking career in 2001 with a small bank in east central South Dakota focusing on personal banking, agriculture lending and business banking. I have worked as a business banker since 2002 in the states of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Hawaii.
Do you have any special certificates / awards or designations?
I received my MBA from the University of Sioux Falls in 2001. I am a 2012 graduate of the School of Banking Colorado Springs and the WDM Leadership Academy 2014.
Please highlight your community involvement.
I am involved with the West Des Moines Chamber, Urbandale Chamber, Waukee Chamber and have attended events supporting Make-A-Wish Iowa, as well as the Children’s Cancer Connection.
What do you enjoy most about your role at Two Rivers Bank & Trust?
The people and the culture is what I enjoy the most about Two Rivers Bank &Trust. They invest in their employees, look for ways to implement ideas and give growth opportunities when available. They truly care about their employees both from a career and personal growth point of view. The company is very well respected in the community which is a reflection of the great people that they hire that represent them on a daily basis.
What does being a good neighbor mean to you?
It means providing financial services in the communities that we serve, not only by providing products and services directly but investing time and giving back through employee community involvement, volunteer opportunities to serve the underprivileged, and providing funding to projects that improve the livelihood and overall well-being of our communities.