2024 Marketing Leader: Lauren Blackburn

Lauren Blackburn

Lauren Blackburn, CFMP has consistently demonstrated exceptional creativity, strategic prowess and leadership in the mortgage lending industry over the course of her career. Her innovative campaigns and initiatives have propelled American Financial Resources to new heights, including achieving the highest one-time close construction fundings in company history. Blackburn’s track record of success and her ability to navigate industry changes make her a standout marketing executive deserving of recognition.

Blackburn’s contributions to American Financial Resources as director of marketing have been invaluable. She led groundbreaking marketing campaigns that not only increased brand visibility but also resulted in tangible business outcomes such as a significant decrease in dormant accounts and record-breaking fundings for one-time close construction loans. Her dedication to excellence and her involvement in industry trade organizations further highlight her commitment to driving success for the organization and the mortgage lending sector as a whole.

Blackburn’s leadership qualities shine through in her strategic decision-making, team motivation, and relentless pursuit of excellence. She has been instrumental in fostering a collaborative team environment — consistently stepping up to aid in streamlining processes and improving overall efficiency. Her proactive approach and willingness to take on new challenges has been invaluable in driving projects forward. Blackburn’s focus on enhancing the customer experience has been evident throughout, with a keen eye on optimizing workflows and leveraging technology to better connect with American Financial Resources’ audience.


Lauren Blackburn


Director of Marketing

Company Name:

American Financial Resources

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