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MISMO Standards Professional Designees Recognized
Jun 01, 2015

MISMO has announced the first group of individuals to ever receive the Certified MISMO Standards Professionals (CMSP) designation. These individuals have completed a rigorous process to achieve  distinction as experts in the field of standards within the mortgage industry. 

“MISMO plays an increasingly important role in the mortgage industry, and demonstrated expertise, by individuals, in the development and use of standards is therefore increasingly valued by everyone in the industry, from lenders to service providers to investors to government agencies,” said Richard Hill, executive vice president of MISMO. “These individuals are to be commended for their significant accomplishment. Earning the CMSP required each individual to demonstrate superior knowledge and skills with respect to MISMO standards.”

The CMSP is a new program recently launched by MISMO and was created in direct response to industry demands for skilled MISMO practitioners. The CMSP designation, along with the extensive supporting educational curriculum, ensures that individuals have the requisite ability to support, design and implement MISMO-based projects. The CMSP designation is the only MISMO certification program available for individuals within the mortgage industry.

The following individuals represent the inaugural class of Certified MISMO Standards Professionals:

►Steve Acker, Closergeist
Greg Alvord, RealEC
Leo Bijnagte, Independent Consultant
Kyle Bensen, MGIC
Ed Berger,  Actualize Consulting
Stephanie Berge, Ellie Mae
Mike Bixby, eHereNow
Colleen Flaxington, Freddie Mac
Harry Gardner, Ellie Mae
Liz Green, Rel-e-vant Solutions
Matthew Hailstone, Simplifile
Natalie Hunt, Fannie Mae
Shawn Jobe, Factual Data
Heather Kerns, Actualize Consulting
Mark Kleingers, eLynx
Dave Krause, Radian
Abdias Lira, Wolters Kluwer
Gabe Minton, PHH Mortgage
Jim Metzger, D+H
Rita Roy, Ellie Mae
Rachael Sokolowski, Magnolia Technologies LLC 

The Certified MISMO Standards Professional (CMSP) is available to anyone in the mortgage industry who demonstrates expertise through involvement with MISMO.

Jun 01, 2015
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