Waukesha State Bank is proud to announce the expansion of its mortgage lending team, reinforcing its dedication to meeting the evolving needs of homebuyers in southeastern Wisconsin. The bank welcomes Lee Turner as the new mortgage sales manager, alongside the additions of Doug Gray and Jim Larcheid as new construction mortgage consultants.
Leo Spanuello, senior vice president – mortgage lending manager at Waukesha State Bank, expressed enthusiasm about the expanded team, stating, “We are delighted to announce the growth of our mortgage team with the valuable additions of Lee, Doug, and Jim. Their extensive experience in mortgage lending, coupled with their dedication to customer service and leadership, positions them perfectly to uphold our ongoing commitment to supporting the needs and goals of local homebuyers.”
Turner comes to Waukesha State Bank from Bell Bank Mortgage where he served as Wisconsin market manager. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of La Verne in La Verne, California and has over 20 years of residential lending experience, which includes managing and coaching mortgage loan officers, executing marketing and sales strategies, and originating loans. In his new role as mortgage sales manager, Turner will be responsible for promoting an effective mortgage sales environment, through regular sales training and coaching, to achieve bank production goals.
Turner is active with local mortgage industry organizations serving as a Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association past board member and member of their Education Committee in addition to serving on the Youth Foundation Committee for the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS. As a U.S. Navy Veteran, Turner also served as a board member for USO Wisconsin and is an Ambassador and Real Estate Committee Chair for the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. He and his family currently reside in Waukesha.
As new construction mortgage consultants, Doug Gray and Jim Larcheid will be responsible for originating new construction mortgage loans, which includes meeting with prospects, taking mortgage applications, counseling borrowers, and developing relationships with Realtors, builders, financial service providers, and various community groups.
Doug Gray joins Waukesha State Bank with 27 years of mortgage lending experience most recently serving as assistant vice president – residential lending for Associated Bank. He has an extensive background in new construction financing and has been specializing in this area for the last 25 years. Gray is active in the community participating in the Hunt for Heroes organization and was a licensed foster parent for Waukesha County for five years. He and his family currently reside in Sussex.
Jim Larcheid has over 30 years of residential lending experience specializing in new construction financing. Most recently, he served as assistant vice president – senior mortgage loan officer at Associated Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Marquette University and is active in the community serving with St. Dominic Catholic Church and with the Metropolitan Builders Association as past chairman of their advisory board. He and his family currently reside in Brookfield.