The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), parent corporation of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO), has appointed Harry Gardner to the MISMO Board of Directors. Harry Gardner is the president of SigniaDocs, a role that he has held since 2009. He has been the chair of MISMO’s Residential Standards Governance Committee for the past four years. Previously, Gardner was vice president of Industry Technology for the Mortgage Bankers Association and President of MISMO. He is also a frequent speaker and writer on eMortgages, mortgage technology, industry standards and enterprise data management issues. With more than 30 years experience managing software and hardware solutions, Gardner has management and technical experience in electronics design, software development, e-commerce, government contract management and systems integration, and network systems support.
“On behalf of MISMO, I would like to congratulate Harry on becoming the newest member of our Board of Directors,” said MISMO President, Michael Fratantoni, “Harry has been an invaluable leader for MISMO for over a decade. This move allows the Board to tap Harry’s deep knowledge, experience and institutional memory regarding standards development. MISMO needs strong leadership and historical perspective to guide us into the future.”
Gardner joins the following members of the MISMO Board of Directors: Steve Gozdan, chief financial officer of Cenlar FSB; Tom Fink, senior vice president and managing director of Trepp LLC; Joanne Denver, managing director of Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; Gabe Minton, senior vice president of information services of ServiceLink FNF; Linglong He, chief information officer of Quicken Loans Inc.; Joshua Weinburg, senior vice president of compliance for First Choice Loan Services Inc.; Eddy Wetsel, director of operations for real estate lending at USAA Federal Savings Bank; and Mike Fratantoni, president of MISMO and vice president of single family research for the Mortgage Bankers Association.
The MISMO Board of Directors represents a cross-section of the real estate finance industry that manages and directs MISMO’s business and affairs. The MISMO board consists of representatives from the residential and commercial mortgage industry that serve for staggered two-year terms. MBA, as the parent corporation of MISMO, retains a permanent seat on the MISMO Board of Directors.