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First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation (FGMC) has named Kathleen Alvarez as its TPO national underwriting director.
“Kathleen brings FGMC more than 25 years of underwriting knowledge and management experience specific to residential mortgage lending,” said Dea O’Hopp, chief operating officer of FGMC. “She will be instrumental in expanding our TPO platform, collaborating with our TPO internal and external customers, and tasked to perpetually meet and/or exceed exceptional service-levels.”
Alvarez was most recently underwriting Standards Manager – Credit, Loan Quality Center (CURE) with Fannie Mae. Prior to this, she held various key positions including, Audit Underwriter, Contemporary Service Inc., Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (Frontline Retail and Frontline Wholesale); Senior Underwriter, GMAC Mortgage, Formerly Homecomings Financial; Senior Underwriter, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Company; Senior Vice President, Underwriting and Operations Manager, BankUnited, FSB; Assistant Branch Manager, Countrywide Home Loans; Sales Manager, Citi Mortgage and, Vice President, JP Morgan Chase.
“My goal is to effectively collaborate with our customers, our market, and investors; while continuing to grow our platform – and ultimately, homeownership to our communities,” said Kathleen Alvarez. “In doing so, I intend to mentor and grow our underwriting staff to become the ‘best in class’ underwriting platform.”