Mid America Mortgage Adds Four New AEs

February 24, 2016
Mid America Mortgage Inc. has announced it has signed a letter of intent to purchase the assets of Oklahoma City-based American Southwest Mortgage Corporation and an affiliated firm, American Southwest Mortgage Funding Corporation

Mid America Mortgage Inc. Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode has announced the firm has hired four new account executives in its Wholesale and Correspondent Lending Division: Kelly Dahood-Bondra, Susan Eiland, Mike Tackett and Gene Lanier.

“It’s no secret Mid America is staffing up in anticipation of a stellar and productive 2016,” Bode said. “With our Mid America Concierge marketing service and eMortgage initiative, we are poised to offer both partners and consumers an unparalleled experience.”

Dahood-Bondra, who began her career as a loan processor, possesses 17 years of experience in client service, as well as the operations and sales sides of mortgage banking. She first transitioned from mortgage processing to sales as an account executive with Countrywide Home Loans more than a decade ago. Dahood-Bondra is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

Eiland is a top producer with more than 20 years of mortgage lending experience in both retail bank and wholesale environments. She began her career at Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, where she grew from an underwriter to vice president and loan center manager and served as a member of the President's Club, an honor reserved for the company’s highest-volume lenders. Eiland transitioned from retail to wholesale lending in 2000, as an account executive at Washington Mutual Bank and later went on to work with Bank of America, MetLife Home Loans and EverBank.

Lanier brings to Mid America an intimate understanding of the processes tied to third-party origination (TPO), marketing, underwriting, funding, accounting, compliance and profitability. He is a lifelong advocate of the mortgage broker community and believes strongly in providing support for educational programs. Currently serving his second consecutive term as president of the North Los Angeles County Chapter of the California Association of Mortgage Professionals (CAMP), he is a longtime supporter of NAMB—The Association of Mortgage Professionals.

Tackett has served the mortgage industry for more than 25 years, specializing in the Central U.S. market. His experience includes wholesale, retail and mortgage banking and spans from underwriting FHA loans to supervising a staff of 40 wholesale and correspondent lenders. Tackett is a graduate of the University of Kansas and a past president of the Indianapolis chapter of the MBA.