The Mortgage Bankers Association has trained more than 400 real estate finance professionals through its Future Leaders Program since 1996. This week at the MBA's Annual Convention and Expo, 34 residential mortgage finance professionals joined that number in a graduation ceremony that highlighted their accomplishments. 

The program 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 Future Leaders program is dedicated to identifying and cultivating the next generation of industry leaders. These folks are the future of our industry and have a unique opportunity to be major contributors in shaping that future,” said MBA Chairman, Bill Emerson. 

The graduates of the residential program:

  • Rebecca Almstrom, AMP, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • Jason Bateman, BBVA Compass
  • Erin Bittenbender, PHH Mortgage
  • Sabine Browning, Colonial Savings, F.A.
  • Christina Bute, Chase
  • Larry Cappelletti, Alliance Home Loans
  • Matt Coles, Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc.
  • John Collins, Lake Michigan Credit Union
  • Michael Day, Censlar FSB
  • Erin Dee, Legacy Mutual Mortgage
  • Thomas Dowell, BuckleySandler, LLP
  • Mimi Eaton, United Guaranty Corporation
  • Adam Galbraith, PrimeLending
  • Sherry Graziano, SunTrust Bank
  • Pamela Jenkins, Ameripro Funding, Inc.
  • Jamel King, SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.
  • Darlene Lee, Citibank, NA
  • Julie Mabie, SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.
  • Alec McKinley, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • Brandon Miller, Essent Guaranty, Inc.
  • Darin Montgomery, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
  • Jeremy Moreno, Optimal Blue, LLC
  • Rajdeep Nayak, Tavant Technologies
  • Arash Rassouli, PwC
  • David Rembert, Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc.
  • Andy Rosales, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
  • Lawrence Silver, NewDay Financial, LLC
  • Todd Smith, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
  • Christy Soukhamneut, Starkey Mortgage, LLP
  • Joseph Souza, Associated Bank
  • Jarod Temple, Genworth Mortgage Insurance
  • Scott Tweedy, Putle Mortgage LLC
  • Daniel Voigt, Comerica Bank- Mortgage Division
  • John Wadle, Stewart Lender Services 

For the second year, the Future Leaders program included professionals who completed a program specific to commercial/multifamily real estate finance. This year 23 commercial Future Leaders graduated.