Nov/Dec 2023 RMM

Wright Nominated for Women in Housing Leadership Award Robin Wright, managing partner of Wright, Finlay & Zak LLP, was chosen as one of five finalists to win a 2023 Women in Housing Leadership Award in the diverse ownership category at the 20th Annual Five Star Conference in Dallas, TX. Wright was featured in the September issue of MortgagePoint Magazine (formerly M Report). The diverse ownership category recognizes the achievements of businesswomen whose contributions will continue to impact the housing and mortgage servicing industry for years. Hicks Named National Sales Director at Open Open Mortgage promoted Mike Hicks to national director of reverse sales following the retirement of Patty Wills, who began her career in the reverse mortgage business 30 years ago. Hicks has worked in the mortgage business since 2009. Most recently, he was reverse sales manager at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. He has also held management positions at 1st Nations Reverse Mortgage, Willow Bend Mortgage Co. and 1st Reverse Mortgage USA. Wills served on NRMLA’s Board of Directors from 2015 to 2020. She also owned her own brokerage from 2007 to 2016 before joining Open Mortgage in February 2016 as sales development manager. Congratulations New CRMPs NRMLA would like to congratulate the following individuals for earning the CRMP designation in 2023 (through August 21): • Angela Marie Adams, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage, Walnut Creek, CA; • Lori Anderson, Thrive Mortgage, Georgetown, TX; • Tom Caskey, C2 Financial, Encinitas, CA; • Terri Duncan, American Pacific Reverse Mortgage, Las Vegas, NV; • Mirella Garcia, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage, El Paso, TX; • Dana Leigh, Finance of America Reverse (FAR), Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; • Breanne Leivan, FAR, Garden Grove, CA; • Katie Mae, FAR, Encinitas, CA; • Tom O’Donoghue, Reverse Loans Now, Granada Hills, CA; • Holly Revenig, Academy Mortgage, Chandler, AZ; • Gary B. Salter, MAC5 Mortgage Inc., Lakewood, CO; • Diamond Vu-Lyons, Land Home Financial Services, Saline, MI; • Ramy Zada, Zada Mortgage, Woodland Hills, CA; and • Todd Zurick, C2 Financial, Spokane, WA. Welcome New Members NRMLA would also like to welcome the following companies that joined NRMLA in 2023 (as of August 21): • Accurate Reverse Mortgage Corp., San Diego, CA (Lender Member); • Atlas VMS Inc., Henderson, NV (Associate Member); • Cardinal Financial Co., West Chester, PA (Lender Member); • Emerald Pacific Capital LLC, Takoma, WA (Lender Member); • Family Home Loan Texas, Frisco, TX (Lender Member); • GM Funding, San Clemente, CA (Lender Member); • Gregg & Valby LLP, Houston, TX (Associate Member); • Maria D’Anza Consulting, Bernardsville, NJ (Associate Member); • Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago, IL (Associate Member); • Nations Reverse, Santa Ana, CA (Lender Member); • Truest Mortgage Lending Inc., Jupiter, FL (Lender Member); • QC Ally, Irvine, CA (Associate Member); and • Zenith Home Loans, Greenwood Village, CA (Lender Member). Member News Who’s Who in Reverse Mortgages 34 REVERSE MORTGAGE / NOVEMBER–DECEMBER 2023