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MBA’s Future Leaders Program Honors 72 Graduates
Oct 30, 2019
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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has recognized a total of 72 mortgage professionals–37 from the residential market segment and 35 from the commercial/multifamily market segment–in a graduation ceremony for MBA’s Future Leaders Program.
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has recognized a total of 72 mortgage professionals–37 from the residential market segment and 35 from the commercial/multifamily market segment–in a graduation ceremony for MBA’s Future Leaders Program"Each year, MBA’s Future Leaders Program enriches the careers of dedicated mortgage professionals who are looking to become successful leaders in the real estate finance industry,” said Brian Stoffers, CMB, 2020 MBA chairman, and global president, debt & structured finance at CBRE. “As the graduates continue to excel in their careers, I look forward to seeing new, innovative leadership techniques, as well as strategies, that will bolster the future success of our industry.”
MBA's Future Leaders Program, now in its 23rd year, delivers a comprehensive leadership training experience for selected participants through three sessions offered throughout the year. These hands-on sessions are geared toward customized assessment of leadership skills and their strategic application; business analysis; and problem-solving and experiential learning through collaboration, networking, and peer group interaction. The new class will join a national network of more than 640 real estate finance professionals who have been acclaimed by the industry as its next generation of leaders. This is the sixth class to include graduates who completed a program specific to commercial/multifamily real estate finance.
Initiated in 1996 by then-MBA President Ron J. McCord, CMB, the Future Leaders Program delivers a highly regarded curriculum focusing on leadership and business analysis skills that help candidates advance their careers in real estate finance.
Congratulations to the following graduates of the residential program:
Michelle Adams, Property Asset Management Manager, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Bankers Association
Delfino Aguilar, Regional Vice President, Stearns Lending
Hector Amendola, Senior Vice President, Retail Lending, Alterra Home Loans
Jared Blackburn, Director Mortgage Product & Strategy, Ally Bank
Steve Bostater, Vice President, Area Sales Manager III, Fifth Third Bank
Barry Brantley, Senior Vice President, Regional Sales Manager, South State Bank
Daniel Carson, Senior Vice President, Willow Bend Mortgage
Lindsay Chatman, AMP, Structured Transactions Director, Freddie Mac
Brandon Cottone, Director of Branch Support, Benchmark Mortgage
Joseph De Luna, Quality Control Assistant Manager, DHI Mortgage Company
Victoria DeLuce, EVP, Capital Markets, Success Mortgage Partners
Kenneth Flaherty, AMP, Home Equity Underwriting Manager, VP, The Huntington National Bank
Daniel García-Vélez, Senior Marketing Program Manager, Channel Strategies & Digital Marketing, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation
Matthew Geis, Senior Financial Analyst, HomeServices Lending
Andrew Gibson, Manager, Sales Development, Roostify
Lora Grenier, National Account Executive, DataVerify
Paige Hagerhorst, AMP, Senior Vice President, Technology & Business Analytics, McLean Mortgage Corporation
Julia Hoffman, Vice President of Technology, Product Manager, PrimeLending – A PlainsCapital Company
Michelle Juarez, Vice President, Business Systems, SWBC Mortgage Corporation
Selene Kellam, Chief Operations Officer, Thrive Mortgage
David Kinney, Special Products Manager, Cenlar FSB
Nicole Krukovsky, Vice President, Midwest Division, Arch Mortgage Insurance Company
Colin Luba, Vice President, Credit Officer, PlainsCapitalBank – National Warehouse Lending
Tyler McGee, AVP, Correspondence, RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation
Lara Miramontes, Senior Correspondent Sales Executive, Plaza Home Mortgage Inc.
Shannon Moore, Director, Real Estate Operational Governance, USAA
Sara Niemann-Davis, Transaction Manager, Pingora Asset Management
Russell Okoth, Vice President, Information Security, Mr. Cooper
Christopher Patrick, Vice President of Internal Audit, RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation
Jennifer Peterson, AMP, Structured Transactions Director, Freddie Mac
Dianna Rodriguez, Paralegal, First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation
Lauren Rogers, Consumer Direct Sales Manager, South State Bank
Ryan Rosales, Director, Mortgage Strategy & Business Development, Experian Information Solutions
Susan Simpson, Quality Control Assistant Manager, DHI Mortgage Company
Joe Thompson, Senior Vice President, South Texas Regional Manager, PrimeLending – A PlainsCapital Company
Richard Tucker, Senior Vice President, Loan Operations, Waterstone Mortgage
Jake Williams, Mortgage Loan Originator, Lake Michigan Credit Union
Congratulations to the following graduates of the commercial/multifamily program:
Brooke Boyarsky, Chief Operating Officer, Mortgage Banking, Berkadia Commerical Mortgage
Jennifer Carey, Assistant Vice President, DBRS Inc.
Dustin Carpenter, Director – Asset Management, Situs
Charles Conkling, Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriter, Walker & Dunlop
David Connors, Managing Director, John Hancock Life Insurance Company
Chelsea Cutler, Managing Director – Debt & Structured Finance, CBRE Capital Markets
Patrick Dähnert, Managing Director, Essex Financial Services LLC
Ronald Darby, Managing Director, Greystone & Co. Inc.
Paul Freese, CPA, Senior Director – SMI Operations, Accounting & Finance, StanCorp Mortgage Investors
Sarah Hadley, Vice President – Collateral Surveillance, PNC Bank
Ryan Haines, Vice President – Servicing, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage
James Hilton, Vice President/Mortgage Loan Originator, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital
Victoria Khoury, Vice President, Deputy Chief Underwriter, CBRE Capital Markets
Kelley Klobetanz, Managing Director, Greystone & Co. Inc.
Barbara Lloyd, Managing Director – FHA Construction Lending, Housing and Healthcare Finance, LLC
Lisa Lundeen, VP – GSE Portfolio Management, Merchants Capital Corp.
Scott MacIntosh, Director – Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets & Finance, Wells Fargo
Brendan McBreen, Director of Underwriting & Credit, Western Region, Freddie Mac Multifamily
Jason Miller, Principal – Multifamily Origination, PGIM Real Estate Finance
Heather Olson, Vice President, Walker & Dunlop
Lain Porter, AMP, Director – Mortgage Loan Investments, American National Insurance Company
Scott Rosburg, Senior Analyst, Allstate Investments LLC
Devon Roxbury, Supervisor, Loan Closing, StanCorp Mortgage Investors
Blake Rudolph, Vice President, Servicing, PGIM Real Estate Finance
Fortunat Semadeni, FHA Chief Underwriter, SVP, NorthMarq Capital
Pratik Shah, Vice President, Wells Fargo
Josh Simon, Managing Director – Producer, HFF
Joe Tarantino, Senior Vice President, Walker & Dunlop
Sarah Thomas, Vice President – Servicing, Wells Fargo
Peter Trazzera, Vice President – Institutional Capital (Healthcare), KeyBank Real Estate Capital
Truss Tyson, Vice President – Loan Servicing & Asset Management, KeyBank Real Estate Capital
Kimberly Weber, Vice President – Portfolio Manager, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital
Terry Wellman, Senior Vice President, FHA Chief Underwriter, PNC Bank
Jonathan Woodland, Vice President, Senior Underwriter – Agency Group, KeyBank Real Estate Capital
Ann Zager, Assistant Vice President, Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital

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