Congratulations to Dave Rouse
2019 WMBA Best in Business
Lifetime Achievement Winner
Please see Dave's Bio below:
David Rouse, Director, WHEDA Single Family Housing
Dave Rouse began his career in lending over 30 years ago as a Loan Originator at Grootemaat Corporation. He continued to move up, working at several lending institutions, ultimately moving into Sales Management. This led to Dave becoming Vice President / Regional Director-Lending Division Manager at West Allis Savings Bank, followed by Regional Loan Manager at Anchor Bank and finally serving 11 years as Vice President / Director of Residential Loan Production at Bank Mutual.
After a long career in the private sector, Dave was looking for a position where he could utilize his extensive lending background within the public sector and become a part of a mission-based organization. David was selected as the Director of WHEDA’s Single Family Housing Group in September 2014.
Choosing the position in the public sector with WHEDA-Single Family, a group that was still recovering from the 2008 housing crisis and learning how to become a Fannie Seller/Servicer was a challenge, exactly what Dave was looking for. After 5 yeas leading the division, WHEDA Single Family’s reputation, role and annual lending has made a distinctive comeback and has successfully helped over 13,000 State of Wisconsin “moderate to low income” borrowers achieve homeownership. Over 9000 of the transactions closed with WHEDA’s down payment and closing cost assistance.
Dave served for over two decades on the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association Board of Directors, with two terms as President. He also served as the WMBA Foundation President working with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to provide annual scholarships to Wisconsin college students. He is a past member of the WHEDA Lender Advisory Board, and in August of 2017, Mr. Rouse was appointed by Governor Scott Walker to the Governor’s Council of Financial Literacy which was recently extended by Governor Tony Evers.
Dave lives in Brookfield with his wife of 30 years, Jane and their three children.
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