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Laura Brandao: The Mortgage Industry’s Effervescent Servant Leader

As president of American Financial Resources, Laura Brandao is the magnetic leader who helped launch a needed networking organization for women in the mortgage industry, while cementing AFR as […]

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Adriana Bates

An entrepreneurial spirit has always been with Adriana Bates and has fueled her for over 10 years in the mortgage industry. Two years ago, she […]

Angela Caputo

In just under 5 years, Angela Caputo has become one of the top 20 most successful loan officers in the state of Delaware with an […]

Arlicia Jones

Arlicia Jones joined the broker channel in 2017, believing that her ability to connect with both buyers and real estate agents would immediately set her […]

Ashley Miller

As a 2020 Women With Vision Award Winner Ashley Miller is constantly sought after for advice on how women can thrive in the broker channel. […]

Carrie Gusmus

Throughout the past 20 years in the industry Carrie Gusmus of Aslan Home Lending Corp has received accolades such as 2019 HousingWire Women of Influence and multiple celebrations as […]

Cassie Schmalz

As a trained lawyer, Cassie Schmalz has used her legal knowledge and experience to help establish Strategic Compliance Partners as the go-to compliance support for […]

Casey Cunningham

Over the course of her 37-year career and previously named one of Atlanta’s 5th Most Influential Female Business Owners, Casey Cunningham has defined and refined […]

Christina Harmes Hika

Reverse mortgages have long been a source of confusion and fear with many consumers and brokers faced with misinformation and a lack of education. Reverse […]

Christine Beckwith

As a seasoned veteran in the industry for 30 years and lauded with various industry awards, Christine Beckwith has brought her unique leadership skills to the […]

Claire Mahoney

Claire Mahoney inherited the broker owner gene from her father and a shared passion for the housing industry. The ability to control her own destiny […]

Corrina Carter

Corrina Carter has spent almost 25 years as a member of the wholesale channel including 15 of those years as the President and CEO of […]

Elena Boland

a top producer for the past three years with Wholesale Mortgage Services, Elena Boland knows what it takes to stand out in a crowded marketplace. […]
Hillary Anne

Hillary Anne and the team at have long sought to help businesses engage, qualify and nurture their prospects through authentic conversations powered by real […]

Isabel Williams

Isabel Williams has quickly translated her military training to make her company, We Save Loans, one of the top brokerages in the state of Florida […]

Jackie Dunlap

Like so many working professionals in today’s modern times, Jackie Dunlap happened to get her start in mortgage after filling out an online application. She […]

Jamie Cavanaugh

Growing up with her mom in the housing industry as a real estate agent instilled the idea of a future assisting individuals in the dream […]

Jennifer Leonard

Jennifer Leonard’s experience as a seasoned marketing professional has allowed her to raise AIME’s brand strategy to new heights since becoming an integral player in […]

Jessica Ehler

Over the past 2 years, Jessica Ehler has established herself as one of the best closers in the wholesale channel who never quits fighting for […]

Joanne Johansen

Joanne Johansen entered the mortgage industry 27 years ago knowing full well that it would take all she had in terms of grit and determination […]

Katie Sweeney

Katie Sweeney is a tireless advocate for independent mortgage brokers across the country as the CEO of AIME. She oversees the allocation of resources and […]

Kerry Cole

Kerry Cole is the true definition of a leader who has successfully climbed the corporate ladder ever since joining the mortgage industry as a processor over […]

Kim Clancy

Two years into her career as a member of the wholesale channel, Kim Clancy has built her reputation and brand by becoming an expert in […]

Lauren M. Boland

Lauren Boland decided to forego her originally chartered path for a legal career and the mortgage industry has been all the better for it. Her […]

Lindsay Sills

Lindsay Sills has spent 20 years in the mortgage industry all while raising a family of her own with a little one on the way. […]

Lisa Patterson

A leader with Homepoint since it was founded in 2015, Lisa Patterson played a key role in growing the company’s third-party origination business, as Homepoint has grown to the […]

Melanie Walburg

When Melanie Walburg joined the broker channel all she wanted to do was make a decent living for her family and to support her community. […]

Melinda Payan

Melinda Payan’s strong desire to assist people with their financial well-being led her to approach mortgage financing in a unique fashion. Since joining the broker […]

Melinda Wilner

Advice from the quietly competitive leader on having a successful career Meet Melinda Wilner. A mom of two boys, wife, unwavering broker advocate and Chief […]

Melissa Mueller

Melissa Mueller has not let the COVID-19 pandemic dampen her first year as a wholesale mortgage professional but has, in fact, been perhaps one of […]

Michelle Dugan

Michelle Dugan’s expertise over the past 15 years has not only established her as one of the premier mortgage brokers in the country but also […]

Nike Ojo

As the broker owner of Discovered Home Investment Inc with over 18 years of experience, Nike Ojo has long known that mortgage brokers are the […]

Rosa Romaine

As the Chief Operations Officer of the premier lead generation software company in the wholesale mortgage industry, Rosa Romaine has seen how tech innovation and […]

Skylar Welch

Skylar Welch made her mark in the industry almost immediately upon joining the wholesale channel ten years ago. Her resume proves this with accolades including […]

Tammy Butler

Tammy Butler knows that understanding mortgage rules and regulations can be daunting even for the most seasoned of professionals. That’s why each day she is […]

Tricia Parker

Tricia Parker founded My Credit Guy with the sole purpose of helping clients qualify for mortgage, auto, and other types of financing. Her efforts have […]

Stacy Catmull

Stacy Catmull joined the broker channel roughly 5 years ago, originally as a recruiter with no plans to originate her own loans. Little did she […]