Highest Award for U.S. Based Loan Officer Goes to Utah Mortgage Pro
Plano, Texas WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 3, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — NAMB – The Association of Mortgage Professionals, has named Utah mortgage professional John G. Stevens the Mortgage Professional of the Year. The award, which was presented at the 2015 NAMB National meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, is considered the highest honor a mortgage loan officer can receive in the profession. The award is nominated by and selected from the membership of NAMB.
“I’m extremely humbled to be selected by my fellow mortgage professionals from around the nation for this prestigious honor,” said Stevens. “I’m hoping to use this award as a means of inspiring my fellow mortgage pros to get more involved with the events shaping our industry and to make a positive difference on behalf this great profession.”
As a member of the NAMB Board of Directors in 2015, John G. Stevens was a lead figure in building the NAMB Political Action Committee and Legislative Action Fund, two of the key initiatives being undertaken by NAMB as it prepares for the 2016 elections. Under Stevens the two programs established the ‘Every Member, Every Year’ program designed to drive political participation by mortgage professionals.
“Every member, every year! That’s our goal for political participation in the profession,” said Stevens. “Our thousands of members only need to donate $100 each year to the PAC and the Legislative Action Fund and our profession will continue to grow as a force to be reckoned with.”
“During NAMB National we had a fantastic start and expect that momentum to continue,” added Stevens “We not only want to be a major force in Congressional and Senate elections, but we intend to carry our message on behalf of consumers and homeowners to the Presidential nominees from both parties by being active at the national party conventions next summer.”
During 2015 Stevens served as the first President of NAMB+, a for profit corporation formed to provide as a benefit to NAMB members discounted products and services. This start up entity is widely viewed as a major success on behalf of members of NAMB and Stevens is considered the key to that success.
“John Stevens is a tireless advocate on behalf of mortgage professionals,” said Rocke Andrews, the newly installed President of NAMB. “His leadership within his own business and his infectiously positive attitude on behalf of his peers across the country has earned him this well deserved honor as the Mortgage Professional of the Year.”
“NAMB+ is a major success because John Stevens made sure that it was a success,” added Andrews. “We are very fortunate to have such an energetic and hardworking leader on the NAMB Board taking the initiative on such critical tasks.”
John G. Stevens is Utah Area Manager for the Bank of England and is based in Draper, Utah. Stevens was also named Vice President of NAMB, putting him on track to be the NAMB President in two years.
About NAMB – The Association of Mortgage Professionals:
Since 1973, NAMB-The Association of Mortgage Professionals has been the voice of the mortgage broker and mortgage loan originator industry, representing the interests of mortgage professionals and homebuyers. Its mission is to promote the highest degree of professionalism and ethical standards for members through programs and services such as education, professional certification and government affairs representation. In addition, NAMB members subscribe to a specific code of ethics and best lending practices that foster integrity, professionalism and confidentiality when working with consumers. For more information, visit www.namb.org. Follow NAMB @NAMBpros
Name: Rocke Andrews, CMC, CRMS
Name: John H. P. Hudson, CRMS
Title: Communications Chair