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AmeriFirst Home Mortgage’s Laura Sherrod First Recipient of Markison Achievement Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 17, 2018) – (RealEstateRama) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today awarded Laura Sherrod, Director of Servicing Compliance and Learning Development at AmeriFirst Home Mortgage, with the first annual Ken Markison Legacy Achievement Award at the association’s Regulatory Compliance Conference in Washington, D.C.

The “Ken Markison Legacy Achievement Award” recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in pursuit of the Certified Mortgage Compliance Professional (CMCP) certificate and designation, shown dedication to MBA, and have demonstrated excellence in the regulatory compliance field and the real estate finance industry.

“I am pleased to announce that the inaugural award goes to Laura Sherrod,” said Steve O’Connor, MBA Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Industry Relations. “Laura was not only instrumental in the development of Level I of the CMCP as an active and constructive pilot tester for the Level I courses, Laura was also the first person to pass Level I of the CMCP and did so with consistently excellent scores.”

This award was established in the name of Ken Markison, following his retirement from the Mortgage Bankers Association in 2017. Markison, was a vanguard at educating MBA members and was the principle architect behind MBA’s Compliance Essentials program-a lasting legacy in member education. Ken was also nationally recognized as one of the leading experts in government housing regulations and led the efforts for industry input on “Know Before You Owe” or TRID, HMDA, Loan Officer Compensation and countless other regulations.

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Ali Ahmad

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