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Ben Nelson, senior vice president, D.L. Evans Bank in Burley By: Shannon Paterson July 5, 2016 Comments Off on Ben Nelson, senior vice president, D.L. Evans Bank in Burley Ben Nelson Some people are lucky enough to know what they want to do at a young age. For Ben Nelson, it was banking. But it wasn't until he landed a job as a part-time teller at Washington Mutual Bank in college that he found his niche - mortgage banking. "I found that I really liked helping people buy houses," says Nelson. Over the years, he worked his way up the ranks. In addition to mortgage work, Nelson has worked in new accounts, consumer loans and sales. He has also opened two new bank branches over the course of his career, one as an assistant branch manager and the other as a branch manager. He is now a senior vice president at D.L. Evans Bank in Burley, where he oversees both production and operations, and loves helping customers achieve the dream of home ownership. "A paid-off mortgage is one of the most underrated retirement vehicles," says Nelson. "When you don't have a mortgage payment, you really can afford to retire." Nelson says many home buyers are afraid of the home buying process, and think it's too difficult. Sitting down to educate those customers on the steps towards homeownership - anything from budgeting to resolving credit issues - is something he takes particular pride in. "So many people come in and they get scared of the whole home-buying process. They think it's hard," says Nelson. "Because of regulations, it can take a little bit longer, of course, to get done. But it's just really rewarding to help people." Nelson is the kind of person who enjoys and thrives on challenge. He is a marathon runner (although he claims he's "more of a finisher than a runner") and has completed 10 so far. He also speaks Portuguese, a language he learned during his two-year mission to Brazil. "It was hard. But once I went back to college after learning Portuguese, I thought, 'well geez, if I can learn a new language, I think I can learn this.'" While Nelson is not an Idaho native - he grew up in Anchorage, Alaska - he now considers it home. He and his wife, Kristen, have six children (their oldest, Jeffery, died in infancy) and are intent on raising them to be determined and confident adults.
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Nelson, Ben | Banking: Benjamin T. Nelson | Banking: Benjamin T. Nelson | Nelson, Ben | Read More Â» | Previous: Banking: Benjamin T. Nelson Nelson, Ben | Banking: Benjamin T. Nelson | Banking: Benjamin T. Nelson | Nelson, Ben | Read More Â» | Previous: Banking: Benjamin T. Nelson Home / Excellence in Finance / Banking: Benjamin T. Nelson Banking: Benjamin T. Nelson By: Chris Langrill June 1, 2016 Comments Off on Banking: Benjamin T. Nelson Benjamin T. Nelson, Senior Vice President, Residential Mortgage Lending, D.L. Evans Bank, Burley. For Ben Nelson, it was a piece of candy worth about a nickel. "Ever since I was a little kid I've wanted to be a banker," Nelson says. "I just feel really good about what I do," Nelson says. "I help people accomplish goals." Nelson is the senior vice president of residential mortgage lending for D.L. Evans Bank in Burley. But that title wasn't just handed to him on a platter. Instead, Nelson is where he is because of determination and hard work. After growing up in Anchorage, Alaska, Nelson attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he received his bachelor's degree in economics. While he was still in college, Nelson began working in banking. "I started as a teller and I really had to start from the bottom and work my way up," he says. Within two years, he was promoted from teller to new accounts representative (he jokes that the biggest reward of that promotion was being able to sit at a desk after numerous shifts where he stood on his feet all day). Later, he accepted a position as an assistant manager - but it wasn't the most glamorous of promotions. "It was at an in-store branch, where the hours weren't as good, and it was a really bad performing branch," he says. "You just keep taking the hard road," Nelson says. "By taking jobs at the more challenging branches I was able to move up faster. People would hold out for the better branches … but I think I became a better banker and a better person. You know what success is when you really have to create it, by taking on the challenges that everyone else wants to pass on." And Nelson has certainly had his share of success since joining D.L. Evans in 2007. "I work hard during the week so I can really commit to my family on the weekends," Nelson says.
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