ABC opens 25th branchMortgagePress.comAmerican Brokers Conduit American Brokers Conduit (ABC) has opened a new branch office at 1390 Willow Pass Road, Suite 530 in Concord, Calif. This new location--ABC's 25th branch office in the United States--opened in August 2005 with a total of 15 employees, including Branch Manager Shelley Thurlow. "Opening an office in the East Bay has been one of our top priorities on the West Coast for almost a year," said Al Crisanty, senior vice president of ABC. "However, we were waiting for just the right person to join our team to manage and build this business. Shelly Thurlow is one of the most capable sales and operations managers in the wholesale mortgage origination business and we are fortunate to be able to welcome this skilled professional onto our team." Thurlow comes to ABC with more than 20 years of mortgage experience, ranging from operations to branch management. The majority of her career was spent as regional operations manager at AccuBanc and Union Planters. In 2001, Thurlow opened, managed and grew a wholesale branch for Union Planters in Northern California. While in this position, Thurlow was recognized by Union Planters as the "Best Wholesale Branch Manager" and for managing the number one branch in volume and branch profitability. "Having Shelley and her experienced team of mortgage professionals on board will give ABC a tremendous opportunity to provide added local support to our existing customers, as well as increase our market share," said Crisanty. "While every branch is experiencing record growth through the first six months of 2005, we expect to see this new branch office as one of our top offices in California." For more information, call (866) 717-4128 or visit www.americanhm.com.