Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association
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Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Assocation Announces Best in business award recipients

The award recipients were recognized by their peers for the outstanding work they do.

By - Nov 9th, 2016 10:36 am

Madison, Wis. – The Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association (WMBA) announced its 2nd Annual Best in Business Award winners on October 27, 2016. The award recipients were recognized by their peers for the outstanding work they do. The awards recognize their contributions to providing mortgage lending expertise to their colleagues and customers. They produce substantial business while delivering professional care to customers.

“This was an amazing event highlighting the best in our industry,” said Michael Kellman, president of Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association and senior vice president at North Shore Bank. “The winners are to be congratulated on their accomplishments as they are truly industry leaders who are dedicated to serving the needs of Wisconsin residents.

The awards recipients are as follows:

Statewide Awards
  Mortgage Banker of the Year Marcia Howe, Monona State Bank
  Best Industry Service Provider Craig Haskins, Knight Barry Title
  Rising Star Sara Whitley, Old National Bank
  Best Title Insurance Representative Lori Ortgiesen, First American Title
  Best Title Insurance Closer Julie Johnson, Knight Barry Title
Madison Chapter Awards
  Best Loan Originator Abbey Wentland, Fairway Independent Mortgage
  Best in Leadership Cheryl Paul, Settlers bank
  Best in Processing Courtney Schwartz, Fairway Independent Mortgage
  Best Underwriter Sandra Liegel, Johnson Bank
Milwaukee Chapter
  Best Loan Originator Jim Snyder, Inlanta Mortgage
  Best in Leadership Debbie Beier, GSF Mortgage
  Best in Processing Christine Gill, Assured Mortgage
  Best Underwriter Smriti Kulkarni, Wisconsin Mortgage Corp.
Northeast Chapter
  Best Loan Originator Eric Johnson, Inlanta Mortgage
  Best in Leadership Chris Boland, North Shore Bank
  Best Underwriter Mark Welch, Commerce State Bank

The Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association (WMBA) is a not-for-profit organization representing over 1,100 mortgage industry professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin. The WMBA is the only statewide organization dedicated to representing the residential real estate finance industry and exists to strengthen the mortgage lending industry in Wisconsin through education, networking and political activism among all stakeholders in the process. For more information, visit www.wimba.org.

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