MBA Honors Laura Sherrod Honored with Inaugural Markison Achievement Award

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Mortgage Bankers Association awarded Laura Sherrod, Director of Servicing Compliance and Learning Development with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage, Kalamazoo, Mich., with the first annual Ken Markison Legacy Achievement Award at the association’s Regulatory Compliance Conference yesterday.

LauraSherrodThe award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in pursuit of the Certified Mortgage Compliance Professional (CMCP) certificate and designation, shown dedication to MBA and demonstrated excellence in the regulatory compliance field and the real estate finance industry.

“I am pleased to announce that the inaugural award goes to Laura Sherrod,” said Steve O’Connor, MBA Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Industry Relations. “Laura was not only instrumental in the development of Level I of the CMCP as an active and constructive pilot tester for the Level I courses, she was also the first person to pass Level I of the CMCP and did so with consistently excellent scores.”

The award was established in the name of Ken Markison, following his retirement from MBA in 2017. Markison was a vanguard at educating MBA members and was principle architect behind MBA’s Compliance Essentials program, a lasting legacy in member education. He was also nationally recognized as one of the leading experts in government housing regulations and led the efforts for industry input on “Know Before You Owe” or TRID, HMDA, Loan Officer Compensation and countless other regulations.

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