MBA Future Leaders Program Graduates 36 Residential Real Estate Finance Professionals

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Mortgage Bankers Association today 36 mortgage professionals from the residential market segment in a graduation ceremony for its Future Leaders Program here at the association’s Annual Convention & Expo.

“MBA’s Future Leaders Program prepares mortgage professionals in both the single-family and commercial/multi-family markets with the tools they need to become leaders in the real estate finance industry,” said Chris George, 2019 MBA Chairman, and Founder, President and CEO of CMG Financial, San Ramon, Calif. “This year’s graduates of the program are the next generation of pioneers our industry will look up to for implementing meaningful business strategies, helping solve complex challenges, and ultimately drive the success for MBA members, their customers and the real estate finance industry as a whole.”

The Future Leaders Program, in its 22nd year, delivers a comprehensive leadership training experience for selected participants through three sessions offered throughout the year. These hands-on sessions are geared toward customized assessment of leadership skills and their strategic application; business analysis, and problem-solving and experiential learning through collaboration, networking and peer group interaction. The new class will join a national network of more than 532 real estate finance professionals who have been acclaimed by the industry as its next generation of leaders.

Initiated in 1996 by then-MBA President Ron J. McCord, CMB, the Future Leaders Program delivers a highly regarded curriculum focusing on leadership and business analysis skills that help candidates advance their careers in real estate finance.

MBA recognizes the following graduates of the residential program:

–Summer Altobello, Senior Vice President, Fair Lending & Fair Servicing Compliance, Nationstar Mortgage dba Mr. Cooper

–Lindsay Anders, CMS, Servicing Manager, Assurance Financial Group

–Robert Bertram, Secondary Marketing Director, USAA

–Thomas Bland, Solutions Architect Leader, Cenlar FSB

–Jason Bostic, Director, Real Estate Lending Operational Governance, USAA

–Katie Brewer, Chief Operating Officer, Green River Capital

–Marcy Bright, National Lending Account Executive, Freddie Mac

–Casey Cahill, Branch Manager, Norcom Mortgage

–Marlene Chaker, Founder and CEO, AAA Appraisal Management Co.

–Kristin Clardy, AMP, Branch Manager, Security National Mortgage

–Kevin Conlon, CMB, AMP, Executive Vice President/Operations, Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corp.

–Laura Conry, Executive Vice President/Consumer Loan Originations, FirstBank

–Scott Dye, SVP/National Operations Manager, Certainty Home Loans

–Tonya Ellis, AVP of Operations, Crescent Mortgage Co.

–Tricia, Fox, Investor Relations/Jumbo Production Manager, New American Funding

–Dawn Frensdorff, Regional Vice President/Correspondent Lending, Flagstar Bank

–Tom George, Director/FSB Underwriting, USAA

–Chad Hardgrave, Vice President and Senior Attorney, PrimeLending

–Erin Harris, Manager/Vendor Management, Mortgage Quality Management & Research

–Kristina Hefton, Vice President/Mortgage Capital Markets Product Manager, BOK Financial Mortgage

–Alyssa Hutchison, Director of Planning and Strategy for Real Estate Originations, USAA

–Michael Jones, Chief Financial Officer, Thrive Mortgage LLC

–Katie Klauss, Compliance Officer, Moria Development/Peoples Mortgage

–Grant Land, Vice President/Controller, RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing

–Patrick Michaelson, Area Branch Manager, Bank of England Mortgage

–Brian Morley, Senior Vice President/Regional Sales Manager, Fulton Mortgage Co.

–Saket Nigam, Vice President/Capital Markets, RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing

–Erica Page, CMB, Loan Officer, Movement Mortgage

–Kyle Randolph, Price Analyst, Elevations Credit Union

–David Rossiello, Sales Manager, Prosperity Home Mortgage

–Kristy Stecker, Account Manager, Arizona/New Mexico, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp.

–Brent Tarazi, Vice President, Product Manager, Morgan Stanley

–Katie Thompson, Secondary Marketing Supervisor, AVP, Colonial Savings

–Regina Uhl, Partner, Black, Mann & Graham LLP

–Steven vonBerg, Associate Attorney, Buckley Sandler LLP

–Aaron Yoder, Senior Trader, Synovus Mortgage Corp.

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