2020 HW Woman of Influence: Chrissi Rhea

Mortgage Investors Group, CEO, Founder and President

Chrissi Rhea

Chrissi Rhea cofounded Mortgage Investors Group 30 years ago and has nearly 40 years of experience in the mortgage industry.

Rhea founded the company with the vision of investing in loan officers, borrowers and the communities they serve. In the past year, Rhea spearheaded expanding the company’s presence across the Southeast, bringing Mortgage Investors Group’s brand of mortgage lending services with physical locations in two new states, as well as opening two new branches in its home state of Tennessee. Rhea also launched a brand refresh that represents Mortgage Investors Group as a growing residential mortgage lender in the Southeast that is building on a proven track record as a long-time industry leader and helped grow the company’s digital and social media presence. In addition to investing in technological improvements and marketing campaigns, Mortgage Investors Group has established a Digital Consumer Interface team that is paving the way for customer interactions to be more immediate and personal. Rhea is on the board for the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Residential Board of Governors as well as the board of directors for the Tennessee Housing Development Agency. Rhea also served as a mentor to Mortgage Investors Group’s entirely female-operated downtown Knoxville, Tennessee branch, including its branch manager.

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