F1As senior vice president of special projects for Plaza Home Mortgage, Dawn Meshel is the “go-to person” for whenever one of the nation’s largest wholesale and correspondent mortgage lenders wants to create new products or implement new technology.

Meshel joined Plaza Home Mortgage more than eight years. Prior to serving in her current role, Meshel was the regional branch manager of Plaza’s Phoenix branch. In 2016, Meshel was promoted to her current role and assigned the task of getting and keeping critical special, technical projects on track. Regardless of her role with the company, Meshel has always been a driving force in reinventing Plaza from a technology and workflow perspective. Some of the recent projects Meshel has overseen include the successful transition to Plaza’s BREEZE loan origination system. Two years ago, a majority of Plaza’s broker and correspondent clients were not using BREEZE. Meshel, in conjunction with the company’s IT team, enhanced the LOS’ capabilities, delivering better technology and an improved customer experience. Meshel then led the initiative to get clients to use BREEZE for 100% of loan submissions. In less than 10 months, that stretch goal was reached.