MISMO Recognizes Contributor Award Winners

MISMO Recognizes Contributor Award Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 25, 2018) – MISMO®  , the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization, today announced its 2017 Contributor Award Winners.

“MISMO’s tremendous success over the past year is directly attributable to the contributions of many highly skilled individuals who are ready and willing to collaborate to support the industry. It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to recognize these individuals for their important contributions,” said Richard Hill, Executive Vice President of MISMO and Vice President of Industry Technology for the Mortgage Bankers Association. 

“MISMO is enjoying record participation.  We are poised to release the new Business Glossary, Business Reference Model, Logical Data Model, and Decision Model in the first half of 2018.  The MISMO community is collaborating to solve business issues related to online remote notarization and closing instructions and so much more.” The Chairman’s Award is designed to recognize extraordinary contributions that advanced MISMO or the standards over a substantial period of time. Chairman’s Award recipients are selected by the MISMO Committee Chairs.  The 2017 Chairman’s Award was presented to: Randy Gillis, Black Knight.The 2017 Standards Champion Award recognizes individuals who made substantial contributions to advance the MISMO standards. Standards Champion Award winners are selected by the MISMO Residential Standards Governance Committee.  The 2017 Standards Champion Award was presented to:

The Outstanding Contributor Award recognizes individuals who made consequential contributions to better position MISMO to serve the mortgage finance industry.   Outstanding Contributor Award recipients are selected by MISMO Staff. The 2017 Outstanding Contributor Award was presented to:

  • Andy Crisenbery, Black Knight
  • Future State of the Standards (FSSI) Core Team:
    • Steve Acker, Closergeist LLC
    • Cupid Chan, 4C Decision
    • Geran Combs, Actualize Consulting
    • Jim Cooper, Freddie Mac
    • Randy Gillis, Black Knight
    • Tammy KienlenIndependent Consultant
    • Carol King, Independent Consultant
    • Mark Kleingers, Black Knight;
    • Amy O’Connor, Nexsys Technologies;
    • Mick Smothers, Capco;
    • Matt Seu, Actualize Consulting;
    • Brian Stucky, Allegiance Advisory Group

In 2017, a special award known as the Ambassador Award was created to recognize Tammy Kienlen,Independent Consultant, for generously taking the initiative to reach out to welcome new participants into the organization and assist them in becoming connected and engaged.

Ali Ahmad

(202) 557- 2727


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

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