Windsor, Wisconsin - Edward Kinney, SVP, Commercial Lending at Settlers bank, has been named a 2017 Elite Lender by WBD, Inc.

The awards program celebrates lenders who help small business get the financing needed to grow, create jobs, and build communities.

Ed has distinguished himself by partnering with WBD to provide 10 or more businesses the long-term, fixed-rate financing available through the SBA 504 program. Ed is one of only 8 inductees joining this elite group which has grown to include 12 lenders over the past few years. The combined efforts of this group have identified 100 financing projects in 22 different counties, placing over $165 million into the hands of small businesses for growth and expansion, creating 791 jobs and retaining 741 jobs.

Ed graduated with a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Business School, and is a graduate of Edgewood High School in Madison.

Settlers bank is a privately-owned, premier provider of commercial, treasury, mortgage, and private banking services. MEMBER FDIC