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*** 2016 Winners ***

Congratulations to our Winners!
Over 300 members and guests attended the Best in the Business Awards!
• Star Leadership Award
Louis Mallers, Essent Guaranty

• Best Mortgage Loan Officer – Large Bank
Rick Benoit, BMO Harris Bank
Matt Flaherty, Chase

• Best Mortgage Loan Officer – Community Bank
Neil Coleman, First Midwest Bank

• Best Mortgage Loan Officer – Independent Mortgage Banker
Angela Davis, Caliber Home Loans

• Best Specialty Lending Loan Officer
Saul Pinela, Neighborhood Loans

• Best Sales Manager
James Burke, Fifth Third Bank
Joshua Jones, Mortgage Master

• Best Mortgage Loan Processor
Barbara Tucker, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

• Best Mortgage Loan Underwriter
Pat Hunt, MSI, III

• Best Mortgage Loan Closer
Kathy Nalepa, Wintrust Mortgage

• Best Operational Support Staff Person
Tessie Karagianis, Inland Bank

• Best Operations Manager:
Kat Potoczny, Wintrust Mortgage
Dee Samoska, US Bank Home Mortgage

• Best Title Insurance Account Representative
Judy Swanson, Chicago Title Insurance

• Best Mortgage Insurance Account Representative
Annie Ryan, Arch MI

• Best Correspondent Lender Account Representative
Manny Chaudhari, Flagstar Bank

• Best Title Insurance Company Closer
Donna Cerf, Old Republic Title

• Best Compliance Officer
Nathan Britsch, Perl Mortgage

• Best Other Industry Service Provider
Brett Natarelli, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Annual Premier Sponsor Partners


Annual Sponsor Partners

BuckleySandler, LLP
Diamond Residential Mortgage Corp.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Radian Guaranty, Inc.
United Guaranty
Wells Fargo
Bank of America
McCalla Raymer Pierce, LLC
Chicago Title Insurance
Essent Guaranty
Fidelity National Title Insurance
First American Title Insurance
Fifth Third Bank
Genworth Mortgage Insurance
Greater Illinois Title
Mortgage Services, III
Old Republic National Title Insurance
Standard Bank & Trust
Valuation Partners
U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
Arch MI
Attorney's Title Guaranty Fund
CrossCheck Compliance
Inland Home Mortgage Company
National MI
National Title Solutions