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MISMO Announces Inaugural Recipients of Certified MISMO Standards Professional Designation

MISMO Announces Inaugural Recipients of Certified MISMO Standards Professional Designation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 1, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — MISMO is proud to announce the first group of individuals to ever receive the Certified MISMO Standards Professionals (CMSP®) designation.  These individuals have completed a rigorous process to achieve  distinction as experts in the field of standards within the mortgage industry.

“MISMO  plays an increasingly important role in the mortgage industry, and demonstrated expertise, by individuals, in the development and use of standards is therefore increasingly valued by everyone in the industry, from lenders to service providers to investors to government agencies,” said Richard Hill, Executive Vice President of MISMO.  “These individuals are to be commended for their significant accomplishment.  Earning the CMSP required each individual to demonstrate superior knowledge and skills with respect to MISMO standards.”

The CMSP is a new program recently launched by MISMO and was created in direct response to industry demands for skilled MISMO practitioners.The CMSP designation, along with the extensive supporting educational curriculum, ensures that individuals have the requisite ability to support, design and implement MISMO-based projects. The CMSP designation is the only MISMO certification program available for individuals within the mortgage industry.

The following individuals represent the inaugural class of Certified MISMO Standards Professionals:

Steve Acker                Closergeist
Greg Alvord                  RealEC
Leo Bijnagte                Independent Consultant
Kyle Bensen                MGIC
Ed Berger                    Actualize Consulting
Stephanie Berger          Ellie Mae
Mike Bixby                  eHereNow
Colleen Flaxington        Freddie Mac
Harry Gardner               Ellie Mae
Liz Green                     Rel-e-vant Solutions
Matthew Hailstone         Simplifile
Natalie Hunt                  Fannie Mae
Shawn Jobe                  Factual Data
Heather Kerns               Actualize Consulting
Mark Kleingers              eLynx
Dave Krause                 Radian
Abdias Lira                   Wolters Kluwer
Gabe Minton                 PHH Mortgage
Jim Metzger                  D+H
Rita Roy                       Ellie Mae
Rachael Sokolowski    Magnolia Technologies, LLC

The Certified MISMO Standards Professional (CMSP) is available to anyone in the mortgage industry who demonstrates expertise through involvement with MISMO.  Detailed requirements, including the successful completion of a comprehensive examination, are available on or by contacting MISMO at">.

Rob Van Raaphorst

(202) 557- 2799


The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,400 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field.


Mortgage Bankers Association
1331 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 557-2700