Kara Lamphere, Director of correspondent lending and chief compliance officer, Mid America Mortgage
Kara Lamphere manages Mid America Mortgage’s correspondent lending and compliance programs. During her 20-plus-year career, Lamphere’s main area of focus has been serving as a chief compliance officer, including a stint with a mortgage subsidiary that was generating $1 billion monthly in mortgage loans. Her extensive experience includes operations, quality control and audit – and she can now add sales to that list, thanks to a newly created platform for eClose and eNotes. She has been integral in the execution of these programs in Mid America’s retail and TPO channels.
Lamphere also led the efforts to transition brokers to mortgage bankers through the eCorrespondent division, which has translated to reduced turnaround times and improved profitability for originators and correspondents. Lamphere has an enduring passion for team-building, mentoring, communication and finding simple yet effective solutions to complex problems. As a Certified Internal Auditor, she has trained numerous successors to follow in her footsteps, believing that doing so enhances her own ability to grow. A proponent of education, Lamphere has served on the board of trustees for Fort Worth Academy since 2014, and is part of its finance and governance committees.