Hesla is Top Loan Originator Recipient

Dacotah Bank — (Webster, S.D.) — Ellen Hesla, Mortgage Banker in Webster, has been recognized as one of the top South Dakota Housing loan originators of 2022 by South Dakota Housing. Ellen started her banking career with Dacotah Bank in October of 2005 as a teller. In 2008, she was promoted to a Real Estate Loan Assistant and for the last 12 years has been in her role of Mortgage Banker.   

“I am proud that with the help of our lender partners, such as Ms. Hesla, our agency financed more than $421 million in loans,” said homeownership programs director Brent Adney. “It is truly a group effort and Ellen played a key role in the homebuying process for our homebuyers and the success of our programs.

Ellen graduated from Ohio University with a degree in accounting. Ellen is on the board as treasurer for Day County Housing Development Corporation. Ellen lives in Webster with her husband Chad. She has two children Morgan and Derek, along with three grandchildren and one on the way (ages 4, 2, and 10 weeks). 

The South Dakota Housing Loan Originator Recognition Program is an annual honor designed to recognize loan originators who consistently promote affordable housing by offering South Dakota Housing’s programs. Loan originators from South Dakota Housing’s Participating Lenders were divided into seven geographic areas by county population base and the number of South Dakota Housing loans purchased. Honorees were chosen based on their total loan volume from over 500 loan originators from 40 Participating Lenders who were divided into seven geographic areas by county to determine the winners. Together these seven loan originators contributed more than $54 million in homeownership loans in twelve months. For more information visit: www.sdhousing.org 

Join us in congratulating Ellen on this well-deserving award!