Today we're announcing HousingWire's 2015 Women of Influence — 40 leaders who range from servicers and lenders to tech innovators and heads of nonprofit organizations. It’s an impressive list.
This is the fifth year that HousingWire has recognized the women leading our industry, and this year’s winners confirmed how big our mortgage finance space really is. The nominations ranged from familiar faces to companies and people we had never heard of, but were glad to get to know.
The only downside to a program like this is the difficulty in choosing winners. The field grows more competitive every year, with more nominations from a much broader field. This is a cause for celebration in and of itself, but one that presents a real challenge for our editorial staff. Our solution was to increase the number of winners from 30 to 40; we simply had too many incredible candidates to do less.
We are proud to honor these impressive leaders:
Min Alexander, SVP Real Estate Services, Altisource Portfolio Solutions
Lisa Bolelli, Senior Director Product Management, ClosingCorp
Nicole Brown, SVP Global Strategy and Operations, Nationstar Mortgage
Meg Burns, Managing Director, The Collingwood Group
Jennifer Creech, President, InHouse, Inc.
Sheila Crowley, President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition
Casey Cunningham, CEO and Founder, XINNIX
Marcia Davies, COO, Mortgage Bankers Association
Donna DelMonte, SVP Product Development, StreetLinks Lender Solutions
Dana Dillard, EVP and Chief Customer Officer, Nationstar Mortgage
Michelle Esterman, CFO, Altisource Portfolio Solutions
Melanie Feliciano, Chief Legal Officer, DocMagic
Cheryl Feltgen, EVP Chief Risk Officer, Arch Mortgage Insurance Company
Deborah Garcia-Gratacos, President and CEO, DEVAL
Cathleen Shreiner Gates, EVP Sales and Marketing, Ellie Mae
Renee Glover, Chairman of the Board, Habitat for Humanity International
Julian Grey, VP Product Management, Capital Markets and Mortgage Credit Risk Products, CoreLogic
Marcia Griffin, President, HomeFree-USA
Jennifer Harrison, SVP Surveillance, Clayton Holdings
Amanda Howard, Founder and CEO, Amanda Howard Real Estate
Deborah Jenkins, SVP Multifamily, Head of Underwriting Credit, Freddie Mac
Tawn Kelley, President, Taylor Morrison Home Funding
Jennifer LaBud, Co-Founder and COO, Opus Capital Markets Consultants
Erika Lance, CIO, Nationwide Title Clearing
Kimberly Lanham, VP Marketing, Digital Risk
Debbie Lastoria, VP Business Development, Nationwide Title Clearing
Katherine Le, President, Stearns Lending
Suzy Lindblom, EVP National Fulfillment, Stearns Lending
Paulina McGrath, President and Co-Owner, Republic State Mortgage Co.
Beth Mlynarczyk, VP Policy and Strategy, Two Harbors Investment Corp.
Caroline Reaves, CEO, Mortgage Contracting Services
Val Scott, EVP Technology, Clear Capital
Amy Swaney, Government Relations Officer, Citywide Home Loans
Vicky Thompson, Founder and President, Valuation Management Group
Adrianne Todman, Executive Director, District of Columbia Housing Authority
Trixy Weiss, CEO, Genesis Auctions, Genesis Capital
Ginger Wilcox, Chief Industry Officer, Sindeo
Carla Wise, EVP Servicing, Freedom Mortgage
Jamie Wunder, Co-Founder, OS National
Sue Yannaccone, COO, ERA Franchise Systems
Read the full story and individual profiles here.