Mary Keene, Producing branch manager, Academy Mortgage Corporation

Producing branch manager
Academy Mortgage Corporation

With more than 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Academy Mortgage’s Mary Keene is a true advocate for her clients, especially first-time homebuyers. Keene has led efforts at the state and local level to implement programs focused on helping new borrowers who otherwise could not qualify for a home loan. She continually hosts first-time homebuyer seminars with her Realtor and homebuilder partners and is frequently invited to give presentations in her community on loan solutions that help put first-time homebuyers in the best possible financial position.

Local housing agencies have come to rely on Keene’s expertise and dedication to bringing affordable housing to her community; she has served on Florida’s lender advisory board for more than two decades. Last year, Keene received Academy’s highest honor, the Duane Shaw Achievement Award, in recognition of her integrity, entrepreneurism, professional excellence and extraordinary commitment to her community. She is also a member of Academy’s President’s Club, which consists of the company’s highest performers, and she was chosen to be a member of Academy’s Leadership Academy, an internal executive management program for the company’s top leaders.