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MBA Selects 35 Real Estate Finance Professionals for Future Leaders Program Class of 2012

Washington, D.C. – March 26, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the selection of 36 mortgage professionals into its CampusMBA’s Future Leaders Program, an executive leadership development program that delivers a comprehensive curriculum for middle- and senior-level managers. Participants enhance their skills through three hands-on sessions geared toward political engagement; business analysis and problem solving; and experiential learning through collaboration, networking and peer group interaction.

“Given the immense changes our industry is facing, it is critical that the future of our industry be in the hands of engaged, effective and ethical leaders,” said Jeffrey Schummer, MBA’s Vice President of Education. “These industry professionals will join a national network of distinguished individuals who have been recognized by the industry as its next generation of leaders and will graduate equipped with the skills needed to prosper in this uncertain regulatory environment.”

MBA’s Future Leaders Program, in its 16th year, has evolved into a highly recognized program that enhances executive skills and provides an opportunity for participants to develop relationships that last an entire career. The program is dedicated to identifying and cultivating the next generation of industry leaders by delivering a comprehensive leadership training experience through events offered throughout the year.

Initiated in 1996 by then-MBA President Ron J. McCord, CMB, the Future Leaders Program delivers a highly regarded curriculum focusing on leadership and business analysis skills that will help them further develop their career in real estate finance.   More than 400 real estate professionals have graduated through Future Leaders.

The members of the Future Leaders Class of 2012 are:

Michael Alexander, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
Veronica Arnett, Hancock Mortgage Partners, LLC
Deric J. Barnett, PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company
Glen Calderon, Insight Service Solutions
Patricia Cannon, AmeriSphere
Jodi L. Cornish, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Toni Donavan, Affiliated Mortgage Company
Mary Ann Geller, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Adam Isbell, Republic Mortgage Insurance Company
Jennifer Hughes, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
Shana Lakso, Equator, LLC
Michael Mancino, Cenlar, FSB
Anthony Martin, Mortgage Services III, LLC
Katherine McCue, McCue Mortgage Company
Anthony Murt, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
Michael J Norden, Real Estate Mortgage Network
Karen Oakerson, Pulte Mortgage, LLC
Dawn Peck, Guild Mortgage Company
Paul William Pritchett, Radian
Ashley K. Rawlings, Standard Pacific Mortgage, Inc.
Christopher A. Robinson, Prudential Mortgage Capital Company
Travis Rulle, Roundpoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation
Eric Selk, Hope Now Alliance
Beau Sharkey, New American Financing
Lisa Sillaman, Branch Banking & Trust
Jane Stentz, Union Bank & Trust Company
James Stirling, Suntrust Mortgage
Katherine C. Taaffe, Eustis Mortgage
Nolan Turner, Carrington
Dana Lynn Vinzant, Indecomm Global Services
Ryan Williamson, Alliance Financial Resources, LLC
Sabrina Wnorowski, Cenlar, FSB
Fred M. Worley III, Comerica
James R. Wright, Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
Keegan Zimmerman, Pulte Mortgage, LLC

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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: