Laura Mayer began her career in 2006 at Gateway Bank in Mendota Heights. In the 16 years since, she’s worked her way from credit analyst to senior vice president, commercial lending. Mayer has played a key role in helping small businesses in the community during the Covid pandemic. In April 2020, she helped roll out Gateway Bank’s PPP lending program. Her guidance and navigation of the rules and regulations helped keep many businesses afloat. Outside of the bank, she is actively involved in the business community and is a member of the Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women and co-chair of the Minnesota Multi Housing Association Golf Committee.