Elite Women 2018

Be inspired by 70 women who are blazing new trails in the mortgage industry

Elite Women 2018

The hundreds of nominations that flooded in this year for MPA’s annual Elite Women list made it clear that women have been making their voices heard in what was once a male-dominated field. While women continue to face unique challenges when building their careers, the mortgage professionals on the following pages have proved that climbing to the upper echelons of the industry is no longer impossible.

Nearly a quarter of this year’s Elite Women hold C-suite or ownership roles, while several others serve as branch managers or lead their own divisions at their respective companies. From the marketing experts building the industry’s best-known brands to the tech innovators shaping the digital age of home-buying and the loan officers helping meet their communities’ mortgage needs, these 70 women are shaping a new future for America’s mortgage industry. Their stories will undoubtedly help to encourage and empower all women who strive to be the industry’s next great leaders.

Siera Smith, Vice President of Operations, WebMax

Siera Smith, Vice President of Operations, WebMax

Randi Mills, Senior loan officer, Supreme Lending

Randi Mills, Senior loan officer, Supreme Lending

Kimberley Dailey-Torres, National vice president of sales, Pacific Union Financial

Kimberley Dailey-Torres, National vice president of sales, Pacific Union Financial

Yvette E. Clermont, Branch manager and mortgage consultant, Inlanta Mortgage

Yvette E. Clermont, Branch manager and mortgage consultant, Inlanta Mortgage

Kristina Heath, Owner/loan officer, KTL Performance Mortgage

Kristina Heath, Owner/loan officer, KTL Performance Mortgage

Michelle Limon, Branch manager, CMG Financial

Michelle Limon, Branch manager, CMG Financial

Renee Hodges, Branch manager, loanDepot

Renee Hodges, Branch manager, loanDepot

Tonya Todd, SVP, strategic products, Mountain West Financial

Tonya Todd, SVP, strategic products, Mountain West Financial

Karen Kreutziger, Chief operations officer, Flat Branch Home Loans

Karen Kreutziger, Chief operations officer, Flat Branch Home Loans

Alyssa Case, Operations manager, Mason Knows Mortgages, a KTL Performance Mortgage team

Alyssa Case, Operations manager, Mason Knows Mortgages, a KTL Performance Mortgage team

Jasmine Krnjetin, Loan originator, Waterstone Mortgage

Jasmine Krnjetin, Loan originator, Waterstone Mortgage

Eddy Delgado, President and co-founder, Applied Business Software

Eddy Delgado, President and co-founder, Applied Business Software

Michelle Bobart, Senior vice president, mortgage lending, Guaranteed Rate

Michelle Bobart, Senior vice president, mortgage lending, Guaranteed Rate

Toni Carroll, National settlement account manager Simplifile

Toni Carroll, National settlement account manager Simplifile

Jody Collup, Chief marketing officer and director of operations, Global DMS

Jody Collup, Chief marketing officer and director of operations, Global DMS

Sue Woodard, Chief Customer Officer, Total Expert

Sue Woodard, Chief Customer Officer, Total Expert

Corey Trujillo, Chief maven, Synergy Maven

Corey Trujillo, Chief maven, Synergy Maven

Laura Nagel, Marketing manager, Primary Residential Mortgage

Laura Nagel, Marketing manager, Primary Residential Mortgage

Gail Hillman, Sales manager, Waterstone Mortgage

Gail Hillman, Sales manager, Waterstone Mortgage

Alicia Taylor, Owner and senior manager, Mortgage Solutions

Alicia Taylor, Owner and senior manager, Mortgage Solutions

DeAnn Ellis, Senior loan officer, Element Funding, a division of Primary Residential Mortgage

DeAnn Ellis, Senior loan officer, Element Funding, a division of Primary Residential Mortgage

Rhonda Beck, Regional sales director, Mortgage Capital Trading

Rhonda Beck, Regional sales director, Mortgage Capital Trading

Josephine Yen, SVP of product management, Cloudvirga

Josephine Yen, SVP of product management, Cloudvirga

Jill Burns, EVP, operations Mountain West Financial

Jill Burns, EVP, operations Mountain West Financial

Melanie Feliciano, Chief legal officer, DocMagic

Melanie Feliciano, Chief legal officer, DocMagic

Dawn Adams, Senior vice president of default servicing, RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation

Dawn Adams, Senior vice president of default servicing, RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation

Aimee Quinn, President and chief operating officer, Nations Direct Mortgage

Aimee Quinn, President and chief operating officer, Nations Direct Mortgage

Bobbie Dyer, Division president, Dyer Mortgage Group, a division of Primary Residential Mortgage

Bobbie Dyer, Division president, Dyer Mortgage Group, a division of Primary Residential Mortgage

Katie Rodd, Senior vice president, George Smith Partners

Katie Rodd, Senior vice president, George Smith Partners

Melanie Galvin, Branch manager, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Melanie Galvin, Branch manager, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Christine Beckwith, National vice president of Realtor and sales management, AnnieMac Home Mortgage

Christine Beckwith, National vice president of Realtor and sales management, AnnieMac Home Mortgage

Abby Polin, Vice president of residential lending, Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corporation

Abby Polin, Vice president of residential lending, Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corporation

Michelle Wilkes, Senior vice president, national sales executive, ServiceLink

Michelle Wilkes, Senior vice president, national sales executive, ServiceLink

Danette Conway, Director of customer service, Credit Plus

Danette Conway, Director of customer service, Credit Plus

Kelly Crowther, Sales manager, loanDepot

Kelly Crowther, Sales manager, loanDepot

Patty Arvielo, President and co-founder, New American Funding

Patty Arvielo, President and co-founder, New American Funding

MaryKay Scully, Director of customer education, Genworth Mortgage Insurance

MaryKay Scully, Director of customer education, Genworth Mortgage Insurance

Desteni Mason, Owner/loan originator, Mason Knows Mortgages, a KTL Performance Mortgage team

Desteni Mason, Owner/loan originator, Mason Knows Mortgages, a KTL Performance Mortgage team

Alysse Prosnick, Vice president of operations, Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions

Alysse Prosnick, Vice president of operations, Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions

Jessica Balanay, Loan officer, Guild Mortgage

Jessica Balanay, Loan officer, Guild Mortgage

Jennifer Kim, President, Mortgage 4 U

Jennifer Kim, President, Mortgage 4 U

Phyllis McDaniel, Senior loan originator, PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital company

Phyllis McDaniel, Senior loan originator, PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital company

Pamela Knouse, Director of operations, NFM Lending

Pamela Knouse, Director of operations, NFM Lending

Kara Lamphere, Chief operating officer, Mid America Mortgage

Kara Lamphere, Chief operating officer, Mid America Mortgage

Michelle Evans, President/owner, Evans Home Loans

Michelle Evans, President/owner, Evans Home Loans

Jennifer Katz, Vice president, The Federal Savings Bank

Jennifer Katz, Vice president, The Federal Savings Bank

Nikki Groff, Chief marketing and business development officer, Wallick and Volk Mortgage

Nikki Groff, Chief marketing and business development officer, Wallick and Volk Mortgage

Lauren Ketchum, Director, member experience, Lenders One

Lauren Ketchum, Director, member experience, Lenders One

Jane Gershman, Senior managing director, First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation

Jane Gershman, Senior managing director, First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation

Patty Steele, Sales manager/loan consultant, Caliber Home Loans

Patty Steele, Sales manager/loan consultant, Caliber Home Loans

Melissa Bernard, Senior vice president, mortgage area manager, SunTrust Mortgage

Melissa Bernard, Senior vice president, mortgage area manager, SunTrust Mortgage

Tyrell Hobbs, Producing branch manager, Academy Mortgage Corporation

Tyrell Hobbs, Producing branch manager, Academy Mortgage Corporation

Ginni Madsen, Loan originator, Pacific Home Loans

Ginni Madsen, Loan originator, Pacific Home Loans

Kristie Washington, Click n’ Close manager, Mid America Mortgage

Kristie Washington, Click n’ Close manager, Mid America Mortgage

Teri Sundh, CEO, TRK Connection

Teri Sundh, CEO, TRK Connection

Mary Keene, Producing branch manager, Academy Mortgage Corporation

Mary Keene, Producing branch manager, Academy Mortgage Corporation

Lori Brewer, Founder and CEO, LBA Ware

Lori Brewer, Founder and CEO, LBA Ware

Maureen Doherty, Regional vice president, north central region, Genworth Mortgage Insurance

Maureen Doherty, Regional vice president, north central region, Genworth Mortgage Insurance

Erin Harris, Manager, HQ Vendor Management

Erin Harris, Manager, HQ Vendor Management

Valerie Ausband, SVP national field sales, Arch Mortgage Insurance Company

Valerie Ausband, SVP national field sales, Arch Mortgage Insurance Company

Lauren Hedvat, Managing director, Angel Oak Capital

Lauren Hedvat, Managing director, Angel Oak Capital

LaTasha Rowe, General counsel, NFM Lending

LaTasha Rowe, General counsel, NFM Lending

Kim Winters, Senior mortgage consultant, Movement Mortgage

Kim Winters, Senior mortgage consultant, Movement Mortgage

Sarah Elliott. Head of compliance, Blend

Sarah Elliott. Head of compliance, Blend

Amy Holmes, President/founder, Level 3 Lending

Amy Holmes, President/founder, Level 3 Lending

Retta Gardner, President and CEO, Guaranty Trust Company

Retta Gardner, President and CEO, Guaranty Trust Company

Erica LaCentra, Director of marketing, RCN Capital

Erica LaCentra, Director of marketing, RCN Capital

Kelly Rogers, Branch manager and market leader, Houston, Movement Mortgage

Kelly Rogers, Branch manager and market leader, Houston, Movement Mortgage

Beckie Santos, New product development manager, International Document Services

Beckie Santos, New product development manager, International Document Services

Jacqueline Jones, Director of mortgage lending, BCL of Texas

Jacqueline Jones, Director of mortgage lending, BCL of Texas

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