MBA’s Future Leaders Program Graduates 72 Residential and Commercial/Multifamily Real Estate Finance Professionals

Ali Ahmad
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DENVER, CO (October 26, 2017) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today recognized a total of 72 mortgage professionals -- 38 from the residential market segment and 34 from the commercial/multifamily market segment -- in a graduation ceremony for MBA's Future Leaders Program held at the association's Annual Convention & Expo in Denver, CO. 

"I want to congratulate these individuals for completing this program which has prepared them with the tools necessary to become true leaders in the real estate finance industry," said Dave Motley, CMB, MBA Chairman and President of Colonial Savings, F.A. "This program has proven overwhelmingly successful in developing professionals in both the single-family and commercial/multifamily markets."

MBA's Future Leaders Program, in its 21st 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 460 real estate finance professionals who have been acclaimed by the industry as its next generation of leaders. This is the second 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:

  • Sean Barr, Data Analytics Manager, Freddie Mac
  • Peter Benjamin, Senior Vice President, Mortgage Lending, Lafayette Federal Credit Union
  • Adam Black, Area Manager, New American Funding
  • Allison Boggess, Vice President - Business Support Manager, Foreclosure and Asset Management, Wells Fargo
  • Nichole Carlyle, AMP, Loss Mitigation Manager, Freddie Mac
  • Stacy Christian, Vice President of Escrow, RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing
  • Joe Crumley, Senior Account Manager, Radian Guaranty
  • Michael Czuba, Vice President Chicago Metro Regional Manager, US Bank Home Mortgage
  • Eric De Vries, Vice President, National Business Development, Wells Fargo
  • Michelle Diomedi, Vice President of Operations, ALCOVA Mortgage
  • Rick Gallegos, Director of Operations Support and Executive Resolution, USAA
  • Tammy Golden, Account Manager, Arch MI
  • Garrett Hartzog, AMP, Director, Product Development, MGIC
  • Kurt Hickman, Lock Desk Manager, Highlands Residential Mortgage
  • Tara Hickson, CMS, Property Insurance Operations Manager, Cenlar FSB
  • Dawn Hooper, Account Manager, Essent Guaranty
  • David Houser, Branch Manager, PrimeLending
  • Julie Hwang, First Vice President, SunTrust Mortgage
  • Erica Iruegas, Real Estate Business Planning and Strategy Director, USAA
  • Jennifer Jackson, Vice President, Subservicer Oversight, Pingora Loan Servicing
  • Paul LaBarbera, National Fulfillment Director, New Construction & Condominium, USAA
  • Amanda Lewis, Vice President, Correspondent, AmeriHome Mortgage Company
  • Darren MacDonald, CMB, AMP, Assistant Vice President, Correspondent, Wells Fargo
  • Erin McHugh/Bahn, Vice President Operations Manager, National Warehouse Lending, PlainsCapital Bank
  • Peggy Miller, AMP, Product Development Manager, Freddie Mac
  • Thomas Miller, Senior Account Manager, Radian Guaranty
  • Colleen Murray, Director, Securities Analysis, Fannie Mae
  • Mary Nguyen, AMP, Correspondent National Sales Manager, Southwest, CMG Financial
  • Mark Phillips, Assistant Vice President, Customer Care, Freedom Mortgage Corporation
  • Chad Prelog, Senior Vice President, Loan Administration Area Manager, Wells Fargo
  • Gwen Saxby, Product Management, Manager, Freddie Mac
  • Jennifer Schultz, Enterprise Data Strategy & Governance Director, Freddie Mac
  • Ruth Stephenson, Vice President of Sales, ALCOVA Mortgage
  • Daniel Ticona, Affordable Lending Strategy and Policy Manager, Freddie Mac
  • Anu Venkatesh, AMP, Director, Sales Operations, Arch MI
  • Andrea Wherry, Bank Underwriting Director, USAA
  • Jennifer Wilson, Vice President, EverBank
  • Robert Zanlungo, Jr., Branch Manager/Senior Loan Officer, Norcom Mortgage

For more information about the residential Future Leaders Program, click here

Congratulations to the following graduates of the commercial/multifamily program:

  • Ernest Benjamin, Jr., SVP - FHA Chief Underwriter, Walker & Dunlop
  • Sandor Biderman, Senior Vice President and Chief Production Officer, Walker & Dunlop
  • Carrie Booker, Director, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Nachael Bright, Attorney (Partner), K&L Gates
  • Tanya Bryan, Manager, SMI Operations  StanCorp Mortgage Investors
  • Tony Carlson, Vice President, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital
  • Michael Cerio, Senior Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Capital Markets
  • Michael  Davis, Principal, Pacific Southwest Realty Services (PSRS)
  • Jeffrey Devens, Director, Prudential Mortgage Capital Company
  • Daniel Din, Director, Credit and Underwriting, Freddie Mac
  • Bryan Doyle, Director, Capital Markets Operations, CBRE
  • Christopher Ebbs, Senior Vice President, FirstBank
  • Alex Groot, CCMS, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Patricia Hamaker, Senior Vice President, P/R Mortgage & Investment Corporation (PRMIC)
  • Karen Huston, Director, Situs
  • Matthew Kaercher, Senior Vice President, P/R Mortgage & Investment Corporation (PRMIC)
  • Samantha Kanczuker, Senior Director, Financial Analysis, Fannie Mae
  • Andy Kaufman, Senior Portfolio Manager, Community Capital Management
  • Tommy Nance, Director of Asset Management - FHA, PGIM Real Estate Finance
  • Gary Pool, Group Vice President, M&T Realty Capital Corporation
  • Raúl Presco, Vice President, Dime Community Bank
  • Matthew Purtell, Senior Banker - Commercial Real Estate Lending, KeyBank Real Estate Capital
  • Leah Purvis, Chief Underwriter, Greystone Servicing Corporation
  • DeAnne Reed, Assistant Vice President, Pacific Life Insurance Company
  • Todd Reynolds, Vice President & Senior Manager, Portfolio Services, KeyBank Real Estate Capital
  • Sean Ryan, Associate Director, HFF
  • Charles Ryba, Senior Vice President, Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital
  • Stephen Smith, Jr., Senior Vice President - Chief Underwriter, Walker & Dunlop
  • R. Wakefield Springer, Underwriter, Greystone Servicing Corporation
  • Bill Stewart, Vice President, Commercial Finance Group  Draper and Kramer
  • Thomas Treacy, Managing Director, US Real Estate Finance, John Hancock Life Insurance Company
  • Daniel Trebil, Managing Director, NorthMarq Capital
  • William Wallace III, Managing Director, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage
  • Matthew Wurtzebach, Vice President, Commercial Finance Group, Draper and Kramer

For more information on the Commercial/Multifamily Future Leaders Program, click here