Meet our incredible 2015 Women of Influence

Announcing 40 leaders driving the housing economy

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

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