Chicago, IL – October 23, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The Mortgage Bankers Political Action Committee (MORPAC) today awarded Jamie Korus, CMB, President of Alliance Financial Resources, with the 2012 Schumacher-Bolduc Award at the association’s 99th Annual Convention and Expo held in Chicago, IL. The award was given to Korus in recognition of her dedication and prominent service to MORPAC and the mortgage lending industry.
“Jamie has been an extremely enthusiastic and effective force for MORPAC this year,” said MORPAC Chairman G. Todd White, CMB. “She has been a prolific recruiter and fundraiser, and is a critical part of the team that will exceed our goals for this election cycle. We couldn’t have done it without her, and I owe her a huge debt of gratitude for her time and commitment.”
The award is named in honor of two of the most distinguished professionals in MORPAC’s history: Ernest P. Schumacher, founder and first Chairman of MORPAC and Mark P. Bolduc, whose exemplary service as MORPAC Director helped the PAC to become the political force it is today.
Ms. Korus has not only executed extremely successful fundraising campaigns on behalf of the PAC herself, but has also empowered her peers in the industry to do the same. Her dedication to MORPAC and its mission has expanded the PAC’s reach to previously untapped contributors, bolstering its ability to represent the interests of the real estate finance industry in our nation’s capital.
Ms. Korus is a Certified Mortgage Banker with 10 years of experience in the mortgage banking industry. She is also a graduate of MBA’s Future Leaders program. In addition to her work with MORPAC, she has recently been appointed to MBA’s Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG), and volunteers on MBA’s Membership Committee, where she works to encourage local lenders to join MBA and then advises them on how to become effective, involved members.
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 2,200 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. For additional information, visit MBA’s Web site: www.mortgagebankers.org.