Joan Helling: BizTimes Media’s Notable Women in Commercial Banking

Director, Commercial Banking, Dealer Finance / BMO Harris Bank

Joan Helling started her finance career with General Motors Acceptance Corporation. For the last 14 years she has been with BMO Harris Bank.

“Joan is an experienced banking professional with specialized sector knowledge in auto dealership lending,” said Patty Cadorin, senior advisor of BMO Harris Bank. “Her client-focused relationship management ensures that the client’s lending needs are individually structured to meet their unique needs. Joan’s individual leadership style has enabled her to stand out as an inspirational leader to her colleagues, a mentor to younger bankers and a trusted advisor to her clients.”

Helling was involved in the team that provided the due diligence in BMO’s acquisition of GE Transportation Finance.

Away from work, Helling volunteers for Milwaukee Rescue Mission and Guest House Milwaukee. She is also active with conservation groups that work to save wildlife habitat.

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