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*** 2017 Winners ***

Congratulations to our 2017 IMBA Best in Biz Winners:
Close to 300 mortgage banking industry professionals gathered at the Hyatt Lodge October 5 for the IMBA’s 6th Annual Best in Biz Awards. 170 nominees were recognized and celebrated!
• Star Leadership Award
David Hrobon, CEO/President, Wintrust Mortgage

• Best Mortgage Loan Processor
Delaine Page, Wintrust Mortgage
Juan Terrazas, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage

• Best Mortgage Loan Underwriter
Kevin Bialka, Chase

• Best Mortgage Loan Closer
Danine Giancana, Inland Home Mortgage Company

• Best Operational Support Staff Person
Erica White, Guaranteed Rate

• Best Operations Manager
Chris Louis, Perl Mortgage
Gale Lukat, CIBC Bank USA

• Best Title Insurance Account Representative
Ray Manuel, National Title Solutions

• Best Mortgage Insurance Account Representative
Mary Ann Haines, MGIC

• Best Correspondent Lender Account Representative
Terry Maddrell, Associated Bank

• Best Title Insurance Company Closer
Jeni LaCalamita, Chicago Title

• Best Industry Service Provider
Bob Gans, Valuation Partners

• Best Compliance Officer
Nathan Britsch, Perl Mortgage

• Best Secondary Marketing Manager
Steve Norak, Perl Mortgage

• Best Mortgage Loan Officer – Large Bank
Tony Lupescu, Fifth Third Mortgage Company

• Best Mortgage Loan Officer – Community Bank
Daryn Peterson, Wintrust Mortgage

• Best Mortgage Loan Officer – Independent Mortgage Banker
Ben Cohen, Guaranteed Rate

• Best Specialty Lending Loan Officer
Mary Kay Groen, First Midwest Bank

• Best Rookie Loan Officer of the Year
Donnersson Penna, Diamond Residential Mortgage Corp.

• Best Sales Manager
Kerry Pastore, Caliber Home Loans

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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