People in the News Jan. 15, 2021

Mid America Mortgage Inc., Addison, Texas, promoted former National Support and Training Director Jemma Pachiano to Chief Operating Officer.

MISMO Announces 2021 Board of Directors

MISMO announced its Board of Directors for 2021. MISMO, which is a subsidiary of and managed by the Mortgage Bankers Association, is the mortgage industry’s standards organization working to enable the industry to speak the same language.

MISMO Statement on FSOC Recommendation on Adoption/Use of Industry Data Standards

Seth Appleton, President of MISMO®, issued the following statement in support of the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s annual report recommendation ( that the industry adopt and use industry data standards:

Industry Briefs Nov. 25, 2020

The Federal Housing Finance Agency released its annual Performance and Accountability Report, which details FHFA’s activities as regulator of the Federal Home Loan Bank System and as regulator and conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during fiscal year 2020.

‘Collaboration and Trust:’ Seth Appleton on the Future of MISMO

Seth Appleton joins MISMO in December as its new President, responsible for the mortgage industry standard organization’s overall strategy and direction. He recently sat down (virtually, of course) with MBA NewsLink to discuss the future of mortgage technology/digital transformation and his vision for MISMO.