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2021 HW Woman of Influence: Chris Lagerblade

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Chris Lagerblade is a trailblazer in the industry and the matriarch of LHM Financial and CNN Mortgage. Starting in the industry nearly 40 years ago, Lagerblade was the first female loan officer in her company, quickly learning the business from the ground up, combining her appetite for knowledge with an incredible ability to connect with people. For 23 years now, Lagerblade has sat at the helm of a close-knit group of mortgage bankers, leading with a holistic approach at the highest level and influencing everyone who has the pleasure of knowing her. Lagerblade’s forward-thinking mindset has embraced cutting edge technology and innovation that helped place LHM ahead of the curve during the surge of business in 2020. Lagerblade’s business partner retired in 2019, and as the pandemic hit, Lagerblade didn’t just react, but she anticipated where the company needed to go, redesigning the business and investing in technology even more heavily than before to improve not only processes but also people’s lives. While the economy faltered, rates dropped and the mortgage industry boomed, Lagerblade provided a constant support system to keep everyone around her focused on the task at hand. Lagerblade’s depth of knowledge and expertise allowed LHM Financial to manage the onslaught of business in 2020 and execute both flawlessly and successfully.

Name:

Chris Lagerblade

Title:

President

Company Name:

LHM Financial Corporation

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