MBA Honors MortgageAmerica Co-Founder John Johnson at Annual Convention
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) haws awarded John Johnson, CMB, president and chief executive officer of MortgageAmerica, with the Andrew D. Woodward Distinguished Service Award at the association's 97th Annual Convention and Expo in Atlanta. The award was given to Johnson in recognition of his dedication and prominent service to MBA and the mortgage lending industry. "John Johnson represents the best of our industry," said MBA Chairman Michael D. Berman, CMB. "In good times and bad, John has lived up to his company's motto of 'outrageous service' to his customers and his fellow MBA members." Nominees for the annual award must be associated with an MBA member firm, have a record of sustained and extraordinary service to MBA and the mortgage industry, and have a strong reputation for ethical and professional conduct. Johnson founded MortgageAmerica in 1978 with his good friend and mentor, Dr. Harry L. Phillips. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., MortgageAmerica has offices throughout the Yellowhammer State, as well as branches in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. In addition, Johnson is a member of MBA's Residential/Single-Family Board of Governors (RESBOG). He also serves as a member of MBA's Council on Ensuring Mortgage Liquidity, a task force of association members that examines policy options and issue recommendations for the future of the secondary mortgage market. The award is named in honor of Andrew D. Woodward, an industry friend, colleague and leader who passed away in 2008. Among other activities in his long and distinguished career, Woodward was instrumental in developing MBA's Council to Shape Change report, which was released in August 2006. For more information, visit www.mortgagebankers.org.