MBA Honors Union Home Mortgage’s Bill Cosgrove with Woodward Distinguished Service Award
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BOSTON, MA (October 24, 2016) - Today, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) honored Bill Cosgrove, CMB, President and CEO of Union Home Mortgage, with its Andrew D. Woodward Distinguished Service Award. The award is presented in recognition of dedication and prominent service to MBA and the mortgage lending industry in a variety of capacities involving both legislative and regulatory activities. Cosgrove was presented the award in a ceremony held at MBA's Annual Convention & Expo in Boston, MA.
"Bill Cosgrove has made a tremendous contribution to the Mortgage Bankers Association and the industry as a whole. He joined the MBA's Board of Directors in 2007, helping to lead the industry through one of its most challenging times. Along the way, he has held nearly every leadership position within the Association, including serving as Chairman in 2015," said Rodrigo López, CMB, MBA Chairman and Executive Chairman of NorthMarq Capital. "I have come to know Bill as my colleague and friend and am honored to present him with this award."
The award was recently renamed to honor the former MBA Chairman, the late Andy Woodward. Andy set an extraordinary example through his leadership, especially with his involvement in the Council to Shape Change Report.
The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor an individual can receive from his or her fellow MBA members. Nominees for the annual award must meet the following criteria:
- Be associated with an MBA member firm;
- Compile a record of long, sustained and extraordinary service to MBA and the mortgage industry;
- Have a strong reputation for ethical and professional conduct.
Cosgrove began his career 28 years ago as a loan officer. He served at the state level as President of the Ohio MBA, on the MBA Residential Board of Governors, as a member of MBA's Board of Directors since 2007, as Chairman of MBA's GSE Repurchase Request Task Force and as Co-Chairman of the Loan Originator Qualification Task Force. As Chairman of MORPAC, he raised over $1.1 million during his tenure. He has previously been awarded the Burton C. Wood National Legislative Service Award as well as MBA's Certified Mortgage Banker designation.