2019 Rising Star: ​​​​​​​Amber Lawrence

Associate Director of Education Operations and Programming, Mortgage Bankers Association


Amber Lawrence is the associate director of education operations and programming at the Mortgage Bankers Association.

As a core member of the organization’s education leadership team, Lawrence manages its professional certification and designation programs. Working alongside the CMB Leadership Society, Lawrence currently oversees the curriculum of more than 730 active CMBs. Additionally, Lawrence is responsible for the MBA’s other high profile residential and multifamily certification and designation programs as well as third-party certification programs. Over the past three years, the MBA has conferred 445 designations on industry professionals through these programs. Across all designation programs, Lawrence’s leadership helped MBA Education achieve a 91% satisfaction rating in 2018.

“I have been fortunate enough to be raised by a village of parents, educators, mentors and successful professionals. The resounding theme that has best shaped both my personal and professional life is that, ‘People may not remember what you said or what you did, but they will always remember how you made them feel.’ It is a solid reminder that no matter how successful you become or how many accolades you receive, you can always take the time to encourage, counsel and support the people or causes who seek your help.”

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