- Category: Notable Women in Commercial Banking
- Number of years working in your current industry: 11
- Undergrad degree/university: Business Administration/Marquette
- Graduate degree/university: Finance/Accounting-UW Whitewater
Melinda “Mel” Toy is a commercial lending and treasury professional with 11 years of banking industry experience. She is currently vice president, commercial banking and director of treasury management for Greenfield-based PyraMax Bank.
Toy focuses on local, mid-market and corporate C&I cash flow lending and acquisition financing deals within the market. She is a subject matter expert in fraud prevention and mitigating risk for businesses. She has completed extensive specialized education in risk management specifically for treasury operations.
In addition to her dedication to providing commercial and treasury solutions, Toy has managed strategic business development programs for commercial banking, commercial real estate, treasury management and corporate lines during her tenure.
“She goes above and beyond to consistently exceed expectations for her clients,” said Thomas Peterson,
senior vice president and chief lending officer for PyraMax Bank.
Toy is a member of the Marquette University Alumni Association, Marquette Ethnic Alumni Association, Association of AFP and TEMPO Milwaukee. She has also served as a business advisor for Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee; partnered to provide leadership consultation for Paranet Group, an organization dedicated to serving Wisconsin Manufacturers; is a volunteer for Exploit No More in Milwaukee, an organization committed to helping victims of human trafficking; and has served as a mentor for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.
In addition, “Mel advocates for other minority females through her volunteer and mentoring efforts,” Peterson said.