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Mid America Mortgage Named to ‘2020 Best Mortgage Companies To Work For’ List by National Mortgage News

ADDISON, Texas -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that the company has been named one of the "2020 Best Mortgage Companies to Work For" by mortgage industry trade publication National Mortgage News. Mid America ranked 20th among 40 lenders recognized nationally.

This annual survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in the U.S. mortgage industry. National Mortgage News honored all the winners and revealed the final rankings in a special report published in January.

"Being recognized as a top workplace will always be a gratifying award, particularly an award like this that is based on our employees' perception of us and the workplace we've created," said Mid America Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode. "We would not be the organization we are without our dedicated and highly talented employees, each and every one of whom contributes to our culture, and I am enormously proud to accept this honor on their behalf."

"The companies named to this year's rankings have shown real commitment to workplaces that support and motivate their teams," said Richard Melville, Group Editorial Director for Banking and Capital Markets. "In financial services - and the mortgage business in particular - employee engagement is a critical component of success. Each of this year's honorees can be proud of the cultures they have built and sustained."

Companies from across the United States entered a two-part survey process to determine this year's "Best Mortgage Companies to Work For." The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings.

The full list of "2020 Best Companies to Work For" can be viewed at https://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/list/2020-best-mortgage-companies-to-work-for.

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.

Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation's leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings and eNotes. Click n' Close is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that gets home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n' Close puts keys in the home buyer's hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/click-n-close/.

Named a 2018 "Top Mortgage Workplaces" winner by Mortgage Professional America and a 2018 "Top Mortgage Employer" by National Mortgage Professional, Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join our growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit https://www.midamericamortgage.com/careers/.

Twitter: @midamericamtge

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Mid America Mortgage Bolsters Servicing Department with New Hires

ADDISON, Texas -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that it has added John Bargas, Donnell Mitchell and Wendy Strawn to its servicing department. Bargas will lead the department as Executive Managing Director of Servicing and the combined experience and expertise of all three hires will make an immediate impact.

"Since bringing our servicing in-house in late 2019, we've worked continuously to strengthen the department," said Mid America Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode. "Bargas and his team bring invaluable knowledge and capability to Mid America, elevating our servicing department to new heights."

Bargas is a seasoned mortgage servicing professional with over 20 years of experience in financial services. Most recently, he served as Director of Mortgage Servicing at Texas Capital Bank and has also held multiple leadership roles in mortgage banking, including at Saxon Mortgage, Capital One and Newbold Advisors. He brings a wealth of experience in servicing, mortgage banking, accounting and managing servicing quality control programs.

Bargas shaped his career by working directly in various areas of residential servicing. He is a subject matter expert in GSE/Regulatory compliance and optimizing servicing technology. Bargas is skilled in leading servicing organizations by focusing on optimizing servicing performance and enhancing the customer experience.

Mitchell comes to Mid America from Rushmore Loan Servicing, where he held a leadership position in servicing operations for two years. With nearly 20 years of experience in loan servicing, Mitchell has a diverse background spanning operational management, technical understanding and service delivery. Additionally, Mitchell has managed servicing operations at Capital One and Pacific Union Financial.

Strawn has over 25 years of experience in customer service and cash operations, including 12 years at Saxon Mortgage where she first crossed paths with both Bargas and Mitchell. Strawn has proven success in process cost reduction, payment processing and configuration, customer service and financial reporting.

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.

Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation's leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings eNotes. Click n' Close is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that gets home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n' Close puts keys in the home buyer's hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/click-n-close/.

Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join its growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit http://www.midamericamortgage.com/careers/.

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Mid America Mortgage Executives to Speak at Upcoming MBA, ALTA Events

ADDISON, Texas -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that two of its executives will be sharing their expertise at upcoming events for the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the American Land Title Association (ALTA), respectively.

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, Mid America's Managing Director of Whole Loan Trading Michael Lima will present alongside other industry experts on the topic of "Scratch and Dent - What's Trading?" from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. MT at the MBA's Whole Loan Trading Workshop, held at the Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel in Phoenix.

"The scratch and dent market remains an active and viable outlet for lenders to offload aging loans from their warehouse lines and reduce pressure on their warehouse capacity," said Lima. "Mid America has personally provided such an outlet for more than $1 billion in loans with minor compliance and/or performance issues and continues to aggressively engage in this market."

Next, Mid America Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode will join several panelists for a discussion on the rising demand for eMortgages during the ALTA & MBA Digital Closing & eMortgage Boot Camp at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Dec. 11-12. The session, "Why Digital?" will be held on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. MT.

"Mid America Mortgage is proud to be among the first lenders in the nation to embrace digital mortgages. Not only have we continue to reap the benefits of the digital process we created, but we've also seen first-hand how the this process improves the borrower experience from both an efficiency and cost-savings standpoint," Bode said. "With the tremendous strides being made at the state level regarding remote online notarization, demand and adoption of digital mortgages will only increase in the coming months."

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.

Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation's leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings and eNotes. Click n' Close is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that gets home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n' Close puts keys in the home buyer's hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at https://clicknclose.com.

Named a 2018 "Top Mortgage Workplaces" winner by Mortgage Professional America, a 2018 "Top Mortgage Employer" by National Mortgage Professional and a 2019 "Top 25 Companies in Mortgage and Servicing" by MReport, Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join our growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit https://www.midamericamortgage.com/careers/.

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Mid America Mortgage Named Top 25 Mortgage Company by MReport Magazine

ADDISON, Texas -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that the company has been named one of MReport's "2019 Top 25 Companies in Mortgage and Servicing."

MReport recognized 25 companies in Mortgage and Servicing, broken down into five categories - Law Firms, Lenders/Servicers, Minority/Women-Owned or Operated, Service Providers and Tech Providers - that have come up with the perfect blend of benefits, perks, culture and atmosphere to set them apart from the rest. These Top 25 companies were all nominated by employees who work within these organizations.

"Innovation and entrepreneurship are two of the key values that drive Mid America Mortgage. Not only are we focused on delivering a digital-driven consumer experience, but we are equally as committed to providing our employees with the latest technology and support tools to ensure their continued success," said Mid America Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode. "Knowing that our selection was based in large part on our employees' perception of us and the workplace we've created makes this award even more gratifying to receive, and in turn, we'd like to thank our employees for making Mid America Mortgage the organization it is today."

In the magazine's November profile on Mid America, MReport noted Mid America's benefits and perks including company-paid life insurance, paid time off and remote workplace available to most employees. Also highlighted was Mid America's commitment to allow for growth by providing cross-training and encouraging employees to take courses and earn certifications where applicable.

Profiles of all 25 honorees are included the November edition of MReport magazine, which can be viewed at http://digital.themreport.com/i/1181586-mreport-november-2019.

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.

Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation's leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings and eNotes. Click n' Close is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that gets home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n' Close puts keys in the home buyer's hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at https://clicknclose.com.

Named a 2018 "Top Mortgage Workplaces" winner by Mortgage Professional America and a 2018 "Top Mortgage Employer" by National Mortgage Professional, Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join our growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit https://www.midamericamortgage.com/careers/.

Twitter: @midamericamtge

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Mid America Mortgage Completes In-House Conversion of Its Mortgage Servicing Operations

ADDISON, Texas -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that it has completed the transition of its servicing operations to its newly-formed in-house servicing department. As of November 4, 2019, Mid America's national servicing portfolio, which currently comprises more than 35,000 loans from across the Mid America family of brands, will be managed by an internal staff of approximately 40 employees located in the firm's Addison, Texas headquarters.

"After working with our subservicer for the last nine years, we realized the time was right to bring our servicing operations in-house," said Mid America Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode. "With this transition, our team will be able to provide even more personalized attention to Mid America's valued customers."

In keeping with its corporate goal of running a completely digital mortgage environment, Mid America has made considerable investments in technology to digitize its servicing division by eliminating paper and encouraging paperless billing and electronic payments.

"The benefits of a digital mortgage environment are undeniable, and having committed ourselves to being as digital as possible on the origination side of the house, we felt duty bound to do the same in our servicing operations," Bode added. "By lowering our operational costs and streamlining borrower communication, we are able to improve service levels while passing on the savings to borrowers in the form of lower rates and origination fees, which continue to pay dividends for borrowers over the life of their loan."

"This project has been nearly a year in the making and would not have been possible without the support of both our existing internal staff and the core group of partners we've chosen to power our servicing operations," said Mid America Chief Financial Officer Michael Kennemer. "We would like to take this opportunity to thank each one of the partners and team members that has helped us reach this point, but especially Sagent Lending Technologies, which provided a dedicated staff of 20 people and more than 350 hours of classroom training to assist in making this transition."

The vendors that Mid America has chosen to help automate and support its servicing operations include:
* Allied Solutions, LLC - Hazard, Flood and Wind Insurance Servicer
* Assero Services - Property Preservation
* Avtex - Phone System/Contact Center Platform
* CoreLogic - Property Tax Services
* CRFS - Claims Processing
* First American Title - Title and Modification Documents
* Fiserv - Document Storage and Retrieval
* ISGN - Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Tracking
* National Title Clearing - Lien Releases
* Newcourse Communications - Statements
* QIE Partners - Investor Accounting and Reporting
* Sagent Lending Technologies - Servicing System
* Texas Capital Bank - Payment Processing
* Ventanex - Lockbox
* WaterfallCalc - Loss Mitigation

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.
Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation's leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings and eNotes. Click n' Close is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that gets home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n' Close puts keys in the home buyer's hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at https://clicknclose.com.

Named a 2018 "Top Mortgage Workplaces" winner by Mortgage Professional America and a 2018 "Top Mortgage Employer" by National Mortgage Professional, Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join our growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit https://www.midamericamortgage.com/careers/.

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Mid America’s Jemma Pachiano Honored as HW Insider

ADDISON, Texas -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that Mid America National Support and Training Director Jemma Pachiano has been recognized by HousingWire magazine in its fourth annual HW Insiders Awards(tm) list. This year, 50 individuals were selected for the honor by HousingWire's editorial team based on their accomplishments over the last 12 months.

Pachiano was recognized an in Insider for her work as a liaison between Mid America's executive team, operations team and branches, helping to maintain a constant, open flow of communication. Her work behind the scenes ensures everyone at Mid America has a voice and is heard in the right forum for the occasion. Her commitment to excellence reflects in her work and allows Mid America to remain connected at every level.

"Having spent 18 years in the mortgage industry, I know all too well the daily challenges and struggles our sales and ops teams face," said Pachiano. "Being reliable, knowledgeable and resourceful has always served me well, and I strive every day to apply these traits to my role in supporting Mid America's efforts to provide the best products and a superior lending experience to our clients and referral partners."

As Mid America's self-proclaimed "ideas woman," Pachiano works to bring the branch employees' perspective to the table on projects of all sorts, including those related to technology, onboarding new teams and implementing and improving new processes. She works with both the leadership teams and specific users at Mid America's branches to solve any issues that may arise. Her expertise allows her to help with day-to-day concerns such as time-sensitive issues on files and troubleshooting automated underwriting and complex debt ratio calculations, as well as recognize when a small issue can turn into a large one and start the process to implement system-wide change when necessary.

"I simply cannot say enough good things about Jemma Pachiano. Her passion, expertise and commitment to service are second to none, and I speak for everyone at Mid America when I say that we couldn't think of a more deserving team member for this particular recognition," said Mid America Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode.

Per HousingWire, the 2019 HW Insider honorees "are the 'go-to' team members in their companies and represent a wide range of occupations within the housing industry, from lending and servicing to investments and real estate. The Insiders are professionals their companies turn to with their most important or challenging projects because their contributions and hard work lead to superior results."

"Our Insiders grow more difficult to choose each year as their talent and impacts to the mortgage and real estate industry continues to blow us away," HousingWire Associate Editor Kelsey Ramírez said. "This year's winners are truly the secret weapons of their industry, and continue to push their companies to greatness and move markets forward."

For the full list of this year's honorees, visit https://www.housingwire.com/articles/49941-here-are-housingwires-2019-insiders.

About HW Media

HW Media is the leading digital community for real estate, financial services and fintech professionals to engage, connect and gain knowledge. Founded in 2016 through the acquisition of HousingWire, HW Media is based in Dallas, TX with team members across the country. HW Media is owned by Riomar Capital.

About HousingWire

HousingWire is the most influential source of news and information for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Built on a foundation of independent and original journalism, HousingWire reaches over 40,000 newsletter subscribers daily and over 4 million unique visitors each year. Our audience of mortgage, real estate, financial services and fintech professionals rely on us to Move Markets Forward. Visit https://www.housingwire.com or https://www.solutions.housingwire.com to learn more.

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.

Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation's leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings and eNotes. Click n' Close is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that gets home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n' Close puts keys in the home buyer's hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at https://clicknclose.com.

Named a 2018 "Top Mortgage Workplaces" winner by Mortgage Professional America and a 2018 "Top Mortgage Employer" by National Mortgage Professional, Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join our growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit https://www.midamericamortgage.com/careers/.

Twitter: @midamericamtge, @Click_n_Close

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Mid America Mortgage Promotes Michael Cooksey to Executive Managing Director of Production

ADDISON, Texas -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that it has promoted Michael Cooksey, founder of Mid America's most successful branch The Cooksey Team, to Executive Managing Director of Production. In this new role, Cooksey will be responsible for overseeing and ensuring the success of Mid America's current network of retail branches nationwide, as well as recruiting and on-boarding new branches. In addition, Cooksey will continue to manage The Cooksey Team, which generates roughly $300 million in annual origination volume.

"Mid America has always strived to be a different kind of mortgage company, due in large part to the entrepreneurial spirit that the firm has maintained since its inception," said Mid America Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode. "As head of Mid America's most successful branch, Michael Cooksey has succeeded by establishing a unique vision and mission for his branch and developing essential leadership and management skills amongst his team members, which has allowed those professionals to grow and develop their own teams under The Cooksey Team and Mid America Mortgage umbrella. In his new role, Cooksey will be able to deliver this same mentorship and coaching to all Mid America branches to help them drive growth and achieve their goals."

Since joining Mid America, Cooksey has received numerous awards for excellence in the industry, including the 2017 HousingWire' "HW Insiders" award, the 2017 National Mortgage Professional "40 Under 40" award and the 2018 Mortgage Professional America "Hot 100." award. Additionally, The Cooksey Team was named one of North Texas' "Best Places to Work" by the Dallas Business Journal in both 2017 and 2018.

Under Cooksey's leadership, The Cooksey Team has achieved year-over-year growth in volume and profitability for the last six years, including a 30 percent increase in both overall volume and in the number of loan units closed in 2018. By using Mid America's internal eClosing platform and leveraging Fannie Mae's Day 1 Certainty(tm) program, the branch decreased its cost to originate by 14 percent last year, resulting in a 36 percent increase in branch profitability. These results translated into financial success for The Cooksey Team's production staff. More than 80 percent of Cooksey Team loan originators (LOs) increased their production in 2018, with some achieving as much as 100 percent growth over 2017.

"Leading by example has always been a core tenant of my personal management philosophy. It's something that I have put into practice daily as head of The Cooksey Team and that I will continue to do in my new role at Mid America," Cooksey said. "For me, it's not just enough to help a branch close more loans. The real growth happens when branch managers are equipped with the coaching and leadership skills necessary to develop their own brand and actually build a better business. Mid America truly allows branches to create and maintain their own culture, and it's my job to help them find what those things are and then help them create the roadmap in which to get there."

Mid America Mortgage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status or other characteristics protected by applicable law. For more information on joining Mid America Mortgage, contact Michael Cooksey at or (972) 767-5701 or michael.cooksey@midamericamortgage.com, or visit https://www.midamericamortgage.com/careers/.

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.

Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation's leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings and eNotes. Click n' Close is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that gets home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n' Close puts keys in the home buyer's hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at https://clicknclose.com.

Named a 2018 "Top Mortgage Workplaces" winner by Mortgage Professional America and a 2018 "Top Mortgage Employer" by National Mortgage Professional, Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join our growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit https://www.midamericamortgage.com/careers/.

Twitter: @midamericamtge

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Mid America Mortgage Hires Kerry Webb as Director of Business Development

ADDISON, Texas -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that it has hired Kerry Webb as Executive Managing Director of Business Development. In this role, Webb will be responsible for recruiting, managing and motivating teams of mortgage professionals to meet and exceed productions goals that align with the overall company's strategic volume growth and profitability goals.

He will also be executing and delivering the company's digital online mortgage experience via its proprietary platform Click n' Close.

"From our perspective, we see tremendous growth opportunity for Mid America in 2019 and are actively seeking tech-savvy, service-minded loan originators to help us capitalize on that growth potential," said Mid America Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode. "With a seasoned industry veteran like Kerry Webb overseeing the recruitment and management of our burgeoning sales teams, in addition to leading our on-going digital mortgage efforts, we feel extremely confident that Mid America will capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead."

Prior to joining Mid America, Webb co-founded and served as Executive Vice President of Acopia Capital Group. At Acopia, Webb oversaw the day-to-day operations of nearly every aspect of the business, including secondary marketing, wholesale, non-delegated correspondent, closing & post-closing, quality control & compliance departments. Webb has been in the mortgage industry for more than 20 years, also having founded Coastal City Mortgage and worked at Bear Stearns, both located in Charleston, S.C.

"Mid America is among the most innovative independent mortgage companies in the market today. The company has built a technological infrastructure that is second to none, while still recognizing the tremendous value its mortgage teams provide in delivering an exceptional customer experience," said Webb. "I welcome the opportunity to fuel Mid America's success in the digital mortgage space and to help the industry's best and brightest LOs realize their full potential under the Mid America umbrella."

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.:

Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation's leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings eNotes. Click n' Close is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that gets home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n' Close puts keys in the home buyer's hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at https://clicknclose.com.

Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join its growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit https://www.midamericamortgage.com/careers/.

Twitter: @midamericamtge #ClickNclose

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Mid America COO Kara Lamphere Honored as ‘Tech All-Star’ by Mortgage Bankers Association

ADDISON, Texas -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that Mid America Chief Operating Officer Kara Lamphere was one of four mortgage technology innovators honored by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) as a 2019 MBA Insights Tech All-Star. The award, now in its 18th year, recognizes "industry leaders who have made outstanding contributions in mortgage technology." Lamphere was recognized during a ceremony on Monday, March 25 during the MBA's Technology Solutions Conference & Expo 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas.

"When Mid America brought me on board to help lead its eMortgage conversion, our goal was simply to engineer a digital process which would deliver the kind of cost and efficiency savings we knew would be key to achieving market longevity," Lamphere said. "Being recognized by my peers and the industry for these efforts is truly an unexpected honor, and I especially want to thank my fantastic team and Mid America's CEO Jeff Bode, without whom this honor would not be possible."

Lamphere was recognized for leading Mid America's recent debut of its consumer-direct digital mortgage application and eClosing platform Click n' Close. By eliminating 85 percent of homebuyers' paperwork, Click n' Close delivers a loan decision within one business day, condenses application-to-closing time to two weeks and cuts closing time to just 15 minutes. As the architect of Mid America's eMortgage transition in 2016, Lamphere's knowledge of the digital mortgage landscape was integral to the platform's development and launch.

Thanks to the digital mortgage process Lamphere has helped put into place, Mid America has experienced at least 25 percent or more in cost savings on a per loan basis and currently accounts for roughly 85 percent of Fannie Mae's total eNote purchases. In 2018, Mid America executed 65.8 percent of its total retail production and 57.8 percent of its combined retail and wholesale production using eClose.

"There was no question in my mind that Kara was the person to lead our digital mortgage strategy, and what she has been able to achieve is truly remarkable," Bode said. "As the true eMortgage draws closer to becoming an industry-wide reality, Kara wields the kind of expertise that places her and Mid America at the forefront of the mortgage industry's digital revolution, and we are proud to call this 'Tech All-Star' one of our own."

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.:
Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation's leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings eNotes. Click n' Close is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that gets home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n' Close puts keys in the home buyer's hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at https://clicknclose.com.

Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join its growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit http://www.midamericamortgage.com/careers/.

Twitter: @midamericamtge, @Click_n_Close

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Mid America Mortgage Earns Multiple Top Mortgage Workplace Honors

ADDISON, Texas -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that the company has been named a top mortgage workplace by two industry trade publications. In addition to garnering Top Mortgage Workplace honors by Mortgage Professional America (MPA), Mid America was also named a Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) in the magazine's January issue.

"As Mid America has grown, we have strived to retain our entrepreneurial spirit while also creating an attractive work environment for the mortgage industry's best and brightest talent," said Mid America Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode. "The success Mid America has achieved through our digital mortgage efforts, including Click n' Close and our eCorrespondent channel, and our Whole Loan Trading division simply would not be possible without our dedicated, highly talented staff, and in my mind, they are what makes Mid America one of the industry's top places to work."

Nominees for the inaugural MPA Top Mortgage Workplaces list were evaluated on metrics including, but not limited to, benefits, incentives, employee development and culture. Elements that helped distinguish Mid America as a Top Mortgage Workplace include an annual sales conference, robust training and marketing tools, a comprehensive benefits package, office perks such as providing snacks and sponsoring team lunches and outings and the organization's industry-leading digital mortgage platform Click n' Close. Mid America also offers its employees flexible work environment options, including teleworking and flex hours.

For its Top Mortgage Employer award, NMP solicited nominations from employees, focusing on the benefits and culture of their respective employers. Mid America was recognized as for attracting "driven, tech-savvy originators with a passion for outstanding customer service and innovation."

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.:

Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation's leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings eNotes. Click n' Close is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that gets home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n' Close puts keys in the home buyer's hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at https://clicknclose.com.

Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join its growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit http://www.midamericamortgage.com/careers/.

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