Get to Know Your Board

Get to Know Your Board Members: Mindy Kermes, President Elect

mindy kermes crew las vegas

mindy kermes crew las vegasWho is your employer and what do you do? Wells Fargo, I am a Business Relationship Manager in Business Banking. I assist business customers with their overall financial/banking needs which includes lending and treasury management needs.   

What is your commercial real estate background? How long have you been in commercial real estate? How did you get started in the industry? I have been in banking for over 20 years and focused in commercial/business banking and lending since 2004.  I transitioned into commercial/business banking because I love meeting, getting to know and working with business owners – helping them to succeed. It’s a relationship business that I love!  I can help them get started in business, grow their business or execute their succession planning when they are ready to wind down, transition or sell.   I can help them finance a building and/or improvements, provide working capital or help them to create efficiencies with their financial processes and maximize their bottom line.  Essentially, I help by staying focused on their overall financial needs so they can stay focused on the business.   

Why did you join CREW? How long have you been a member? I joined Crew in 2009 shortly after I moved to Las Vegas from Ohio.  I wanted to meet other professionals that were also focused in the commercial real estate industry.  I have met so many amazing people along the way that I can do business with and have also become friends!!    

What is your position on the board of directors? How long have you been on the board? I joined the Board in 2010, I am President Elect. 

Why did you join the board of Directors? I love the organization and want to do whatever I can to help the continued growth. 

What do you bring to the board and the organization? I would say I bring many years of professional banking experience, genuine desire to help others and I also happen to be a huge fan and advocate of Crew LV!  

How has business networking with CREW helped you? I have been able to refer business to other Crew members and I have had business referred to me by Crew members.  I attribute this to the many networking opportunities that have allowed me to get to know other members  whether it is through the monthly luncheons, members only events, Crew 101, Golf Tournament or any other events that Crew LV organizes.    

How long have you resided in Las Vegas? If not a native, where are you from originally? I moved here at the end of 2008 from Ohio. Love Las Vegas. 

What do you do for relaxation and fun? Sometimes, I actually love to do just nothing!!!! Most other times, hang out with the people I love, golf, shopping, spending  time with family, work out and travel!!! 

Anything else about yourself you would like to add? I love Crew LV!