2021 HW Woman of Influence: Katie Sweeney


As a millennial leader in the mortgage industry, Katie Sweeney has leveraged her modern asset management and traditional industry knowledge to position brokers for a more substantial market share in a competitive housing environment. Sweeney joined the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts in early 2020 as the executive vice president of strategy and, despite the pandemic, she continued AIME and the wholesale channel on its growth trajectory that the organization sparked when it was founded. Since taking over as CEO in January of 2021, Sweeney has been laser-focused on helping the AIME community build sustainable businesses and create success for themselves. These actions include developing lender and vendor partnerships through the Brokers Are Better Network, team development training and new advocacy initiatives to directly impact the success of the broker channel and empower more borrowers to become homeowners. Under Sweeney’s leadership, AIME also recently announced its first class of trainees for the Ignite Mortgage Career Training Program and the inaugural class of recipients for the Spark Small Business Grant aimed at recruiting a new generation of qualified and diverse professionals from retail to become independent mortgage brokerage owners and trained support staff in the wholesale channel. As a female executive in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Sweeney has made mentorship an integral part of her day-to-day life.


Katie Sweeney



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Association of Independent Mortgage Experts

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