Commercial Corridor Manager - Department of City Development, City of Milwaukee, WI
Ken Little is the Commercial Corridor Manager in the City of Milwaukee’s Department of City Development. In this capacity, Ken is responsible for the development, improvement and implementation of Milwaukee’s neighborhood commercial revitalization strategies.
With more than 30 years as a professional in the community development sector of the financial services industry, Ken believes that being a banker is more than providing capital and depository services, but also providing connections to the community. Most recently, Ken served as the Vice President for Commercial Lending at Seaway Bank & Trust Company’s Milwaukee location where he was responsible for cultivating new commercial loan relationships, developing faith-based lending opportunities and government loan programs such as SBA and WHEDA.
Prior to this, he was the Business Development Officer at WHEDA where he concentrated on the agency’s Transform Milwaukee Initiative aimed at revitalizing Milwaukee’s core industrial corridors. Ken also served as Vice President – Community Development at Associated Bank where he managed a commercial loan portfolio that included a specialized focus on businesses and non-profit organizations located in low to moderate income communities in the Greater Milwaukee area. Ken has served as President and CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League and the Urban League of Battle Creek Michigan.
Currently, he is a board member of The Martin Luther King Drive Economic Development Corporation, The Greater Holy Temple Christian Academy and a founding board member of the Christ the King Church Credit Union.
Ken holds a BBA in Finance/Banking from Howard University and an EMBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.