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MBA Education, the education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), has recognized 30 individuals who earned the Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation. The 30 CMBs who received their designations this past calendar year will join a group of more than 1,200 industry professionals who have proven their commitment to excellence within the mortgage banking industry.
“The CMB accreditation represents a real estate professional’s commitment to excellence and dedication towards the industry,” said Rodrigo López, CMB, MBA chairman and Executive Chairman of NorthMarq Capital. “As a CMB myself, I know the hard work that goes into earning the credential. I congratulate all of our recipients and wish them continued success in the years ahead.”
CMB candidates must acquire 150 points earned through a combination of professional experience, secondary education, continuing education through MBA-sponsored events and MBA Education 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.
"I join MBA Chairman Rodrigo López in recognizing the dedication demonstrated by this year’s CMB graduates for achieving this professional milestone," said Peter Grace, MBA's senior vice president of Strategy & Member Services. "The CMB designation confers a set of skills that will serve them well throughout their careers.”
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.
MBA Education awarded the following industry professionals with the CMB designation from November 2015-October 2016:
Residential CMB Designees
►Rebecca Almstrom, CMB, AMP: Assistant VP-Correspondent Client Services, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Minneapolis, Minn.
►Katie Barulsen, CMB: Assistant VP-Operational Compliance, Crescent Mortgage Company, Atlanta
►Karl Benjamin, CMB: VP-Wholesale/Correspondent Lending, Annie Mac, Phoenix
►Russell Brady, CMB: VP-Secondary Markets, Elevations Credit Union, Boulder, Colo.
►David Bridges, CMB, AMP: Branch manager, First Heritage Mortgage LLC, Fairfax, Va.
►Curt Byers, CMB: First VP, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
►Ellysa Cummings, CMB: Chief operating officer, Marketplace Home Mortgage, Edina, Minn.
►Vance Edwards, CMB, AMP: Marketing program director, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), Milwaukee, Wis.
►Deborah Goguen-Ellis, CMB: Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager, Paramount Residential Mortgage Group Inc. (PRMG)
►Marie Jaspers, CMB AMP: Assistant VP-Client Service Consultant, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Des Moines, Iowa
►Jeffrey Long, CMB, AMP: Director of Institutional Sales, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
►Dave Loyst, CMB: Senior VP-Financial Institutions Group, Stearns Lending LLC, Costa Mesa, Calif.
►Darren MacDonald, CMB, AMP: Assistant VP, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Minneapolis
►Moe Mansouri, CMB: Managing director-Retail Division, First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation (FGMC), Tysons Corner, Va.
►Robert S. Niemi, CMB: Financial services regulatory & compliance senior advisor, BakerHostetler LLP, Columbus, Ohio
►Nick Pabarcus, CMB, AMP: Senior VP-Correspondent Lending, Stearns Lending LLC, Costa Mesa, Calif.
►Michael D. Paul, CMB: Director-National Accounts, Credit Plus Inc., Raleigh, N.C.
►Juan Rodas, CMB: Senior VP-Secondary Marketing, First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation (FGMC), Tysons Corner, Va.
►Jason Sasena, CMB: Senior VP-Residential Mortgage, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
►David Stagnitti, CMB:VP-Corporate Accounts, Genworth Mortgage Insurance, Petersburgh, N.Y.
►Teresa Talavera-King, CMB, AMP: Assistant VP-Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Murrieta, Calif.
►Nancy Tomich, CMB: Senior VP, Astoria Bank, Mineola, N.Y.
►Nathan P. Vogt, CMB: Senior VP-Director of Mortgage Operations & Investor Markets, Associated Bank, Green Bay, Wis.
►Jennifer R. Whip, CMB: Managing Director, Garrett, McAuley & Company, Southeastern, Penn.
CMB Designees from the Executive Certified Mortgage Banker Program
►Nathan J. Burch, CMB: President, McLean Mortgage Corporation, Fairfax, Va.
►Allison Johnston, CMB: Chief operating officer, Success Mortgage Partners Inc., Plymouth, Mich.
►Alexander Jung, CMB, AMP: Executive VP, BB&T, Greensboro, N.C.
►Clint Morgan, CMB: Senior VP, Ruoff Home Mortgage, Fort Wayne, Ind.
►Michael T. Paul, CMB: Managing Partner, Direct Mortgage Loans LLC, Baltimore, Md.
►Jeffrey M. Schummer, CMB: Vice President-Education Business Development, Mortgage Bankers Association, Washington, D.C.