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MBA’s Future Leaders Program Graduates 72 Residential and Commercial/Multifamily Real Estate Finance Professionals

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 18, 2018) – (RealEstateRama) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today recognized a total of 72 mortgage professionals — 36 from the residential market segment and 36 from the commercial/multifamily market segment — in a graduation ceremony for MBA’s Future Leaders Program held at the association’s 2018 Annual Convention & Expo in Washington, D.C.

“MBA’s Future Leaders Program prepares mortgage professionals in both the single-family and commercial/multifamily markets with the tools they need to become leaders in the real estate finance industry,” said Chris George, 2019 MBA Chairman, and Founder, President and CEO of CMG Financial. “This year’s graduates of the program are the next generation of pioneers our industry will look up to for implementing meaningful business strategies, helping solve complex challenges, and ultimately driving the success for MBA members, their customers and the real estate finance industry as a whole.”

MBA’s Future Leaders Program, in its 22nd year, delivers a comprehensive leadership training experience for selected participants through three sessions offered throughout the year. These hands-on sessions are geared toward customized assessment of leadership skills and their strategic application; business analysis, and problem-solving and experiential learning through collaboration, networking and peer group interaction. The new class will join a national network of more than 532 real estate finance professionals who have been acclaimed by the industry as its next generation of leaders. This is the fifth class to include graduates who completed a program specific to commercial/multifamily real estate finance.

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 help candidates advance their careers in real estate finance.

Congratulations to the following graduates of the residential program:

  • Summer Altobello, Esq., Senior Vice President, Fair Lending & Fair Servicing Compliance, Nationstar Mortgage dba Mr. Cooper
  • Lindsay Anders, CMS, Servicing Manager, Assurance Financial Group
  • Robert Bertram, Secondary Marketing Director, USAA
  • Thomas Bland, Solutions Architect Leader, Cenlar FSB
  • Jason Bostic, Director, Real Estate Lending Operational Governance, USAA
  • Katie Brewer, Chief Operating Officer, Green River Capital
  • Marcy Bright, National Lending Account Executive, Freddie Mac
  • Casey Cahill, Branch Manager, Norcom Mortgage
  • Marlene Chaker, Founder and CEO, AAA Appraisal Management Company
  • Kristin Clardy, AMP, Branch Manager, Security National Mortgage
  • Kevin Conlon, CMB, AMP, Executive Vice President – Operations, Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corporation
  • Laura Conry, Executive Vice President – Consumer Loan Originations, FirstBank
  • Scott Dye, SVP, National Operations Manager, Certainty Home Loans
  • Tonya Ellis, AVP of Operations, Crescent Mortgage Company
  • Tricia Fox, Investor Relations/Jumbo Production Manager, New American Funding
  • Dawn Frensdorff, Regional Vice President – Correspondent Lending, Flagstar Bank
  • Tom George, Director – FSB Underwriting, USAA
  • Chad Hardgrave, Vice President and Senior Attorney, PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company
  • Erin Harris, Manager – Vendor Management, Mortgage Quality Management & Research
  • Kristina Hefton, Vice President – Mortgage Capital Markets Product Manager, BOK Financial Mortgage
  • Alyssa  Hutchison, Director of Planning and Strategy for Real Estate Originations, USAA
  • Michael Jones, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Thrive Mortgage, LLC
  • Katie Klauss, Compliance Officer, Moria Development/Peoples Mortgage
  • Grant Land, Vice President – Controller, RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing
  • Patrick Michaelson, Area Branch Manager, Bank of England Mortgage
  • Brian Morley, Senior Vice President – Regional Sales Manager, Fulton Mortgage Company
  • Saket Nigam, Vice President – Capital Markets, RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing
  • Erica Page, CMB, Loan Officer, Movement Mortgage
  • Kyle Randolph, Price Analyst, Elevations Credit Union
  • David Rossiello, Sales Manager, Prosperity Home Mortgage
  • Kristy Stecker, Account Manager, Arizona/New Mexico, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation
  • Brent Tarazi, Vice President, Product Manager, Morgan Stanley
  • Katie Thompson, Secondary Marketing Supervisor, AVP, Colonial Savings
  • Regina Uhl, Partner,  Black, Mann & Graham LLP
  • Steven vonBerg, Associate Attorney, Buckley Sandler LLP
  • Aaron Yoder, Senior Trader, Synovus Mortgage Corporation

For more information about the Residential Future Leaders Program, visit

Congratulations to the following graduates of the commercial/multifamily program:

  • Victor Amoo, Vice President, Basis Investment Group
  • Christopher Beck, Vice President – Commercial Finance Group, Draper and Kramer, Incorporated
  • David Bornheimer, Vice President – Real Estate Solutions, Midland Loan Services/PNC Real Estate
  • Ryan Chapman, Senior Vice President – Lender Relations, Walker & Dunlop
  • Kimberly Cozza, Managing Director, GSE Lending, Berkadia
  • Andrew Dalgliesh, Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriter, Walker & Dunlop
  • Blake Dunkelgod, Director, Situs
  • Nathan Estes, Director, PGIM Real Estate Finance
  • Jeff Filer, Director – Asset Management, Wells Fargo
  • Trashawn Flowers, Director – MF Customer Account Management, Fannie Mae
  • Lakisha Ford, Vice President – Senior Portfolio Manager, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital
  • Brett Fuchs, Vice President – Loan Servicing, Midland Loan Services/PNC Real Estate
  • John Gilmore IV, Managing Director, Walker & Dunlop
  • Nachette Hadden, Director – Business Development, Wells Fargo
  • Rachel Janus, Vice President – Commercial Finance Group, Draper and Kramer, Incorporated
  • Danny Kaufman, Managing Director, HFF
  • Peter Lillestolen, Director – Multifamily Capital Markets, Freddie Mac
  • Vicki Major, Senior Vice President – Asset Management, Merchants Capital
  • Joshua Mayers, Senior Vice President – Enterprise Real Estate Finance, KeyBank Real Estate Capital
  • Brian McGrath, Senior Vice President – Servicing, Walker & Dunlop
  • Meaghen Mikolajczuk, Vice President, CBRE
  • Jeffrey Musser, Vice President, Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital
  • Ken Noronha, Assistant Vice President, Managing Director, Manulife Financial/John Hancock
  • Chris Phillips, Managing Director – Affordable Housing Debt, Greystone Funding Corp.
  • Gaurav Rawal, Vice President – IT, PGIM Real Estate Finance
  • John Reed, Managing Director, NorthMarq Capital
  • Heidi Rua, Director – Closing, Berkeley Point Capital
  • Michael Sartori, Assistant Controller, Dynex Capital
  • Benjamin Schweitzer, Director of Underwriting, Freddie Mac
  • Nate Sittema ,Vice President, CBRE
  • Michelle Small, Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriter, Compliance Officer, Merchants Capital
  • Scott Thurman, Senior Managing Director, Greystone Funding Corp.
  • Steven Weeks, Senior Vice President, KeyBank Real Estate Capital
  • Jason Wells, Manager – SMI Operations, StanCorp Mortgage Investors
  • Eric Westphal, Vice President – Production Support, JLL
  • Craig Zedalis, Director – Investor Reporting Manager, Wells Fargo

For more information on the Commercial/Multifamily Future Leaders Program, visit

Adam De Sanctis

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