Thirty-Eight New Certified Mortgage Bankers Graduate CampusMBA
CampusMBA, the award-winning education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), graduated 38 Certified Mortgage Bankers (CMB) at a ceremony held at MBA's 97th Annual Convention & Expo in Atlanta. The CMB designation is one of he highest professional honors within the real estate finance industry. The 38 CMBs who received their designations today will join a group of more than 1,200 industry professionals who have proven their commitment to excellence within the mortgage banking industry. "As a Certified Mortgage Banker myself, I am honored to be a part of this group," said MBA Chairman Michael D. Berman, CMB. "Now more than ever it is essential to uphold the highest standards for our industry." CMB candidates must acquire 150 points earned through a combination of professional experience, secondary education, continuing education through MBA-sponsored events and CampusMBA courses, as well as participation in MBA at the local, state and/or national level. After accumulating the required points and passing a comprehensive written exam, candidates must demonstrate industry knowledge by passing an oral exam conducted by a panel of CMBs. "The CMB program is the foundation of excellence within our industry. It symbolizes respect, credibility, ethics, and achievement within real estate finance," said Paul Green, MBA's senior vice president of corporate relations, education and business development. "I want to personally commend the 38 CMBs for realizing the importance of professional education within their careers. Together we are truly setting the bar for excellence in our industry, something of which we at MBA are immensely proud." Candidates have the option of choosing among the Commercial CMB, Residential CMB or Master CMB designations. The Master CMB is a combination of both commercial and residential mortgage banking disciplines, while the Residential CMB and Commercial CMB focus on their respective subfields of the mortgage industry. In June 2009, MBA launched the Executive Certified Mortgage Banker program. Designed for busy professionals, this program allows candidates to substitute their real-world knowledge and experience for many of the educational requirements of the CMB program. In order to be eligible for the CMB designation, candidates must either work for an MBA member company or be a member of a recognized state MBA. Every candidate for an Executive CMB is required to have a minimum of 13 years of experience in real estate finance and hold a senior management position at an MBA member company. CampusMBA awarded the following industry professionals with the CMB designation from November 2009-October 2010: Commercial CMB Designees ►Michael Ting, CMB, Director, Arbor Commercial Mortgage LLC ►Chase Belew, CMB, President Vice President, Unum, AMS Real Estate Services ►James R. Logan, CMB, Senior Vice President, Assurant Inc. ►John M. Waldeck, CMB, Vice President, Pacific Life Insurance Company Residential CMB Designees ►Ann Bolen, CMB, Senior Development Officer, Virginia Housing Authority ►Christopher M. Ciapciak, CMB, AMP, Area Sales Manager, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage ►Brenda B. Clem, CMB, Secondary Marketing Loan Delivery Manager, Fifth Third Mortgage ►Waunita Diem, CMB, Loan Officer, Frost Mortgage Banking Group ►Debra Leyva Dever, CMB, AMP, Internal Audit Manager, Colonial National Mortgage, a Division of Colonial Savings FA ►Jordan Dorchuck, CMB, AMP, Executive Vice President, American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc. ►Michael J. English, CMB, CMT, AMP, Implementation Manager & Senior Sales Engineer, Ellie Mae Inc. ►Michael Foote, CMB, Senior Vice President, FHAST Mortgage Corporation ►Donna H. Hayes, CMB, AMP, Vice President, Chase ►Kathleen Herminghaus, CMB, AMP, Account Manager, Freddie Mac ►Tammy Pegg Kienlen, CMB, Owner & Consultant, The Kienlen Group ►Greg Hart, CMB, Mortgage Sales Manager, SunTrust Mortgage Inc. ►Marcy L. Lindhout, CMB, Vice President, Chase ►Dianne Payne, CMB, Senior Vice President, Magna Bank ►Kevin Popoli, CMB, AMP, Assistant Vice President, United Guaranty Corporation ►William F. Schwietz, CMB, Branch Manager, Advisor's Mortgage LLC ►Brian Swanson, CMB, Senior Vice President, Bank of Internet USA ►Jeff Tucker, CMB, AMP, Vice President, Avenue Bank CMB Designees from the Executive Certified Mortgage Banker program ►Robert Aiello, CMB, Vice President, Wells Asset Management Inc. ►Judith A. Belanger, CMB, President, Cornerstone Mortgage Company ►Shelley Stuart Carvel, CMB, Vice President, Unum ►Rick Clark, CMB, Regional Manager, Oasis Bank SSB ►George Dover, CMB, Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Stage Funding dba Cascade Financial Services ►Lisa Farrar, CMB, Senior Vice President-Regional Manager, EModify ►Kevin Hannon, CMB, Regional Vice President, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage ►Steven Jeffcoat, CMB, Vice President, Standard Pacific Mortgage ►Stephen C. Johnson, CMB, Vice President, Security National Mortgage Company ►Cedric V. Jordan, CMB, Vice President, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage ►Stacey Krieg, CMB, Regional Vice President, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage ►Joseph McShea, CMB, Regional Vice President, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage ►David Norris, CMB, President, LendingTree LLC ►Vicki L. Parry, CMB, Senior Vice President-Loan Servicing Manager, Navy Federal Credit Union ►Lyle Rasmussen, CMB, Director, Security National Mortgage Company ►Terry Taylor, CMB, Managing Director, PNC Real Estate/Midland Loan Services Inc. For more information, visit www.mortgagebankers.org.