Susan Stewart Honored with HousingWire’s 2019 Women of Influence Award

SusanStewartSusan Stewart, 2019 Vice Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association and CEO of SWBC Mortgage, San Antonio, Texas, was honored as one of HousingWire’s 2019 Women of Influence.

Stewart is expected to be elected MBA’s Chairman in 2020, and is a regular speaker at various MBA, state MBA and industry events.

“On behalf of all MBA members and staff, I want to congratulate Susan for being recognized by HousingWire as one of the most influential women in the real estate industry,” said MBA President and CEO Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB. “Susan is the epitome of an inspirational leader. She has a proven track record of success at SWBC Mortgage; is a trusted voice and a thought leader within MBA; and volunteers her time and capital to philanthropic causes, including MBA Opens Doors Foundation.”

Since Stewart joined SWBC Mortgage in 1989, the company has grown from three individuals to 615 employees operating in 39 states throughout the country, with annual originations of $3 billion and a servicing portfolio exceeding $10 billion.

“In her roles with the MBA, Stewart helps guide the mortgage industry trade group on the top issues facing the industry, including GSE reform, technology and innovation and pushing for diversity and inclusion in the workforce,” HousingWire noted.

Stewart is a member of MBA’s Board of Directors; serves on MBA’s Consumer Affairs Advisory Council; and is the immediate past Vice Chair of MBA’s Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG). She also serves on the board of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation, where she and SWBC Mortgage have been recognized as Guardian-level donors of the organization. Stewart is set to be elected MBA Chairman in October 2020 for MBA’s 2021 membership year.

Stewart is past president of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association and the San Antonio Mortgage Bankers, and was appointed to the Texas Mortgage Industry Advisory Committee by the Commissioner of the Texas Savings and Mortgage Banking Division. In 2009, she received the Texas Mortgage Bankers Distinguished Service Award.

Now in its ninth year, HousingWire’s list of 50 women influencers represents a variety of occupations within the housing economy, each demonstrating leadership that inspires those in their own companies, in their communities and in the industry at large.

“The 2019 Women of Influence represent a selection of the most impactful and inspiring leaders in the housing economy,” said Clayton Collins, CEO of HousingWire. “These leaders are making an impact on every area of the industry: loan origination, technology, marketing, real estate sales, secondary markets and more. Their energy and expertise are fueling their organizations to launch new products, improve lending profitability, sell more homes and help clients achieve amazing outcomes. I’m honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to work with and get to know many of these leaders.”