Jamie Korus Pearce, President, Alliance Home Loans
For Jamie Korus Pearce, the past two years have been defined by three major accomplishments: becoming the chairperson of the Mortgage Bankers Association Political Action Committee, where she increased the size of the federal PAC to break its $2 million record amount; doubling Alliance Home Loan’s production to nearly reach the $1 billion mark; and getting married. Under Pearce’s leadership, Alliance Home Loans has been recognized as a Best Company to Work For by CareerBuilder and a Top Women-Owned Business by the Phoenix Business Journal since 2013.
Pearce is grateful for recognitions for women in the industry “for two very strong reasons,” she explains. “The industry in general still does not have enough representation of our gender. I sit in many groups and meetings, and it always surprises me how few seats are occupied by women. Secondly, as our industry experiences attrition through retirement, we need to appeal to and share success stories with the younger female generation [for them] to be encouraged to enter and thrive in a real estate finance career.”
Within Alliance, Pearce formed the ACTION [Alliance(s) Committed to Impacting Our Neighborhood] Committee to help employees volunteer with a charity of choice every quarter. She also founded Get On BASE for Charity, an annual softball event that raises funds for the charities chosen by the winning companies.