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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/.

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The Cooksey Team Achieves 35 Percent Increase in Profitability in 2018 Despite Overall Mortgage Market Decline

DALLAS, Texas -- The Cooksey Team, a top-producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today it has achieved year-over-year growth in volume and profitability for the sixth year running. In 2018, The Cooksey Team increased its overall volume by 27 percent over the previous year and increased the number of loan units closed by 28 percent. In addition, the branch decreased its cost to originate by 14 percent, resulting in a 35 percent increase in branch profitability.

"At a time when volumes are down and the cost to originate is up, we've been able to buck industry trends, and that's due in large part to Mid America's commitment to utilizing technology to make our operations more efficient," said Michael Cooksey, founder of The Cooksey Team. "With the adoption of our eClosing process and top-notch CRM system, as well as utilizing Fannie Mae's Day 1 Certainty program, Mid America has modernized its operations, and our LOs are reaping the benefits."

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. In addition, several LOs have achieved top-tier status in their respective markets, including Wesley Ryan Grubbs, Brandon Findley and Darren Lovell, and The Cooksey Team was honored by the Dallas Business Journal as one of North Texas's "Best Places to Work" for the second consecutive year.

"When you have the proper technology and resources in place, along with support from the executive level down, it is possible to thrive in a down market," Cooksey said. "LO and branch success has always been a top priority at Mid America, and not only has the firm's investment in the tools and support paid off tremendously this year, but we expect to see that success continue into 2019 as we look to bring on more top-tier talent."

As the head of Mid America's most successful branch, Cooksey will be leading the firm's branch and LO recruitment efforts in 2019. Loan originators and branches interested in joining Mid America Mortgage should contact Cooksey directly at (972) 767-5701.

About The Cooksey Team:

Headquartered in Dallas, The Cooksey Team is a top performing retail branch of Texas-based lender Mid America Mortgage and has offices located throughout the North Texas and Los Angeles County areas.

With 16 years in the industry and six years with Mid America, Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey brings the experience and knowledge needed to lead a successful mortgage transaction. Utilizing The CORE Training methodology, Michael has coached his own staff, as well as loan officers, brokers and real estate agents across the country, to become top producers. The Cooksey Team loan officers average six closings per month and $250,000 in annual income. In addition, the branch has increased its annual origination volume by nearly 50 percent year-over-year and is projected to achieve $350 million in volume in 2018. For more information on The Cooksey Team, visit https://www.cookseybranch.com/.

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. 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. The company offers 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/.

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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The Cooksey Team Included in Dallas Business Journal’s ‘2018 Best Places to Work’

DALLAS, Texas -- The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today it has been recognized for a second straight year by Dallas Business Journal as one of its "Best Places to Work." The branch was one of only 100 companies recognized in this year's list.

"Being recognized last year as one of the best places to work in the Dallas-Forth Worth area was truly an honor; to have it happen a second time reaffirms the approach we've taken in creating an entrepreneurial environment where our loan officers are empowered to succeed," said Michael Cooksey, founder of The Cooksey Team. "This achievement doesn't happen without our team of dedicated employees so I want to extend my sincerest thanks to them for making this possible."

More than 500 companies entered Dallas Business Journal's "2018 Best Places to Work" awards program, which is now in its 16th year of existence. According to the publication, "Each of these companies rose to the tops of their categories based on an indexed score created via employee responses to a survey conducted by Quantum Workplace."

Companies were also ranked within their respective categories, and the results will be announced at an event at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas on Thursday, October 18.

To view the full list of "2018 Best Places to Work," visit https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/07/23/2018-best-places-to-work-winners-announced.html.

About The Cooksey Team:

Headquartered in Dallas, The Cooksey Team is a top performing retail branch of Texas-based lender Mid America Mortgage and has offices located throughout the North Texas and Los Angeles County areas.

With 16 years in the industry and six years with Mid America, Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey brings the experience and knowledge needed to lead a successful mortgage transaction. Utilizing The CORE Training methodology, Michael has coached his own staff, as well as loan officers, brokers and real estate agents across the country, to become top producers. The Cooksey Team loan officers average six closings per month and $250,000 in annual income. In addition, the branch has increased its annual origination volume by nearly 50 percent year-over-year and is projected to achieve $350 million in volume in 2018. For more information on The Cooksey Team, visit https://cookseyteam.com/.

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. 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. The company offers 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/.

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.midamericacareer.com/.

Twitter: @midamericamtge @TheCookseyTeam

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The Cooksey Team’s Brandon Findley Cracks the Top 200 of Best Mortgage Lenders’ 2018 List of Top Texas Loan Officers

DALLAS, Texas -- The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today that Best Mortgage Lenders has ranked Cooksey Team loan officer (LO) Brandon Findley at No. 198 in Texas based on the total number of loans closed in 2017. Specializing in the Dallas market, Findley is also ranked No. 32 in Dallas, according to the list, which is published in conjunction with Ask a Lender and Scotsman Guide Media.

"As one of our more seasoned loan officers, Brandon continues to impress me with his dedication to customer service and ability to recommend loan products that deliver substantial savings to his clients," said Michael Cooksey, founder of The Cooksey Team. "Dallas is an extremely competitive market, and we're beyond thrilled to see Brandon achieve such success while still doing things the right way."

Findley brings nearly 15 years of industry experience to his role at The Cooksey Team, which has enabled him to guide clients to their desired result in a smooth and professional manner. He has been recognized by both Five Star Professional in 2018 and D Magazine in 2016 as one of the top mortgage professionals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, having helped more than 2,600 families purchase or refinance their home.

"Dallas is where I was born and raised, and it's where I've chosen to raise my own family so bringing the dream of homeownership to others that love this area as much as I do is one of the most rewarding parts of my job," Findley said. "Because there is no such thing as a 'one-size-fits-all' mortgage, I always try to put my clients first to ensure they receive the loan that's going to help them meet their needs today and tomorrow."

To learn more, visit http://findleyteam.com.

About The Cooksey Team:

Headquartered in Dallas, The Cooksey Team is a top performing retail branch of Texas-based lender Mid America Mortgage and has offices located throughout the North Texas and Los Angeles County areas.

With 16 years in the industry and nearly $1 billion in funded loans over the last five years with Mid America, Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey brings the experience and knowledge needed to lead a successful mortgage transaction. Utilizing The CORE Training methodology, Michael has coached his own staff, as well as loan officers, brokers and real estate agents across the country, to become top producers.

The Cooksey Team loan officers average six closings per month and $250,000 in annual income. In addition, the branch has increased its annual origination volume by nearly 50 percent year-over-year and is projected to achieve $350 million in volume in 2018. For more information on The Cooksey Team, visit http://cookseyteam.com.

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, the Official Mortgage Provider of NASCAR(R), is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that delivers an eight-minute application process, getting 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.midamericacareer.com/.

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Darren Lovell of The Cooksey Team Ranks Third on Best Mortgage Lenders’ 2018 List of Top Loan Officers in Flower Mound, Texas

DALLAS, Texas -- The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today that Best Mortgage Lenders 2018 has ranked loan officer (LO) Darren Lovell at No. 3 in Flower Mound, Texas, based on the total number of loans closed in 2017. Lovell also placed at No. 226 statewide according to the rankings, which are published in conjunction with Ask a Lender and Scotsman Guide Media.

"Darren Lovell has been one of The Cooksey Team's most consistent performers," said Michael Cooksey, founder of The Cooksey Team. "His previous sales experience has translated exceptionally well into mortgage banking, and clients continually rave about the service they receive from him and his team. This recognition is a sign of things to come from him, and we're glad to have him on board."

Having gotten his start in the financial services industry, Lovell oversees a team of mortgage professionals that possess a combined 70 years of industry experience. He has been recognized as a top producer on The Cooksey Team every year and is on track to achieve similar results in 2018.

"My team and I truly believe that relationships are the key to success, and we strive to provide superior service and create satisfied customers," Lovell said. "My goal is to keep clients for life, and I'm willing to go to bat for my clients to ensure their interests are protected in every single transaction, every single time."

To learn more, visit http://thelovellteam.com/.

About The Cooksey Team:

Headquartered in Dallas, The Cooksey Team is a top performing retail branch of Texas-based lender Mid America Mortgage and has offices located throughout the North Texas and Los Angeles County areas.

With 16 years in the industry and nearly $1 billion in funded loans over the last five years with Mid America, Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey brings the experience and knowledge needed to lead a successful mortgage transaction. Utilizing The CORE Training methodology, Michael has coached his own staff, as well as loan officers, brokers and real estate agents across the country, to become top producers. The Cooksey Team loan officers average six closings per month and $250,000 in annual income. In addition, the branch has increased its annual origination volume by nearly 50 percent year-over-year and is projected to achieve $350 million in volume in 2018. For more information on The Cooksey Team, visit http://cookseyteam.com.

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, the Official Mortgage Provider of NASCAR(R), is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that delivers an eight-minute application process, getting 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.midamericacareer.com/.

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Best Mortgage Lenders 2018 Ranks Wesley Ryan Grubbs of The Cooksey Team as the No. 1 Loan Officer in Flower Mound, Texas

ADDISON, Texas -- The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today that its loan officer (LO) Wesley Ryan Grubbs has been ranked No. 1 in Flower Mound, Texas, based on total number of loans closed in 2017, according to Best Mortgage Lenders 2018. The rankings, which are published in conjunction with Ask a Lender and Scotsman Guide Media, also placed Grubbs at No. 157 statewide.

"Wesley Ryan Grubbs is among the best and brightest loan officers The Cooksey Team has to offer," said Michael Cooksey, founder of The Cooksey Team. "His ability to navigate homebuyers through the trickiest of mortgage scenarios never ceases to amaze me, and his success in the Flower Mound area is both wholly unsurprising and richly deserved."

Possessing more than 16 years of experience as a senior loan officer, Grubbs has overseen more than 2,300 funded loans over the course of his career, with a lifetime closing volume exceeding $500 million. In addition to being No.1 in Flower Mound, Grubbs has also been the No.1 producer for The Cooksey Team over the last five years and currently maintains a near-five-star rating on Zillow.com.

"As a life-long Texan, I understand the desire to put down roots in a place that you love," Grubbs said. "Whether I'm dealing with a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned homeowner, my goal with every transaction is to provide a consultative experience for my clients and help guide them into a custom designed loan that meets both their current needs and future goals."

To learn more, visit http://thegrubbsteam.com.

About The Cooksey Team:

Headquartered in Dallas, The Cooksey Team is a top performing retail branch of Texas-based lender Mid America Mortgage and has offices located throughout the North Texas and Los Angeles County areas.

With 16 years in the industry and nearly $1 billion in funded loans over the last five years with Mid America, Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey brings the experience and knowledge needed to lead a successful mortgage transaction. Utilizing The CORE Training methodology, Michael has coached his own staff, as well as loan officers, brokers and real estate agents across the country, to become top producers. The Cooksey Team loan officers average six closings per month and $250,000 in annual income. In addition, the branch has increased its annual origination volume by nearly 50 percent year-over-year and is projected to achieve $350 million in volume in 2018. For more information on The Cooksey Team, visit http://cookseyteam.com.

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, the Official Mortgage Provider of NASCAR(R), is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that delivers an eight-minute application process, getting 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.midamericacareer.com/.

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The Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey Recognized by Mortgage Professional America in 2018 Hot 100

ADDISON, Texas -- The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today its founder Michael Cooksey has been honored by housing industry trade magazine Mortgage Professional America (MPA) on its 2018 Hot 100 list. Michael Cooksey was one of 100 mortgage industry professionals selected by MPA magazine for the 2018 Hot 100. He was recognized for his role as founder of The Cooksey Team, one of Mid America Mortgage's most successful branches, and his commitment to mentoring and developing the next generation of exemplary professionals in the mortgage community.

"Michael Cooksey is a shining example of excellence in lending entrepreneurship and branch management," said Mid America Owner and CEO Jeff Bode. "He excels at transferring to branch staff his enthusiasm for lending and the skills he has developed over his 16 year career. As a result, The Cooksey Team enjoys an exceptionally positive and productive branch culture that was ranked among the 'Best Places to Work' by the Dallas Business Journal in 2017. We commend Michael on this well-deserved recognition."

In five years, Michael Cooksey increased his branch's footprint in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and opened a branch in the Los Angeles area - expanding The Cooksey Team's presence beyond Texas.

"Mid America has empowered me to build my branch, and in turn, I strive to empower my staff to achieve their maximum pontential," Michael Cooksey said. "To be counted among the top of my industry peers for that very reason is truly an honor."

MPA's Hot 100 is in its sixth year and includes representatives from every sector of the housing industry. Winners are selected by the MPA editorial staff based on their acheivements over the past 12-month period. To view the full list, visit https://www.mpamag.com/contents/e-magazine.aspx?id=91568.

About The Cooksey Team:
Headquartered in Dallas, The Cooksey Team is a top performing retail branch of Texas-based lender Mid America Mortgage and has offices located throughout the North Texas and Los Angeles County areas.

With 16 years in the industry and nearly $1 billion in funded loans over the last five years with Mid America, Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey brings the experience and knowledge needed to lead a successful mortgage transaction. Utilizing The CORE Training methodology, Michael has coached his own staff, as well as loan officers, brokers and real estate agents across the country, to become top producers. The Cooksey Team loan officers average six closings per month and $250,000 in annual income. In addition, the branch has increased its annual origination volume by nearly 50 percent year-over-year and is projected to achieve $350 million in volume in 2018. For more information on The Cooksey Team, visit http://cookseyteam.com.

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, the Official Mortgage Provider of NASCAR(r), is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that delivers an eight-minute application process, getting 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.midamericacareer.com/.

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Michael Cooksey Named One of National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s ’40 Under 40′

DALLAS, Texas -- The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today that its founder Michael Cooksey has been named one of "The 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40" for 2017 by industry trade magazine National Mortgage Professional.

In selecting Cooksey for this honor, the magazine noted his accomplishments as founder of The Cooksey Team, specifically citing the success his loan originators (LOs) have enjoyed under his tutelage and leadership. While the Mortgage Bankers Association reports that LOs, on average, achieve 2.4 closings per month, Cooksey Team LOs average nearly three times that, achieving six closings per month, while also earning at least $250,000 annually.

"My philosophy has always been that helping the people around me grow to become the best versions of themselves is how I will achieve success," Cooksey said. "Individual awards like these are always gratifying, but I would be remiss if I didn't note the role my staff plays in helping me achieve these honors. This is just as much their award as it is mine, and I'm deeply grateful for the team I have working with me."

According to the magazine's December issue, this year's class, "exemplif[ies] professionalism and top production in today's housing market. Despite the rough waters of the U.S. economy and the ever-shifting landscape known as the mortgage industry, these 40 professionals have persevered in a time of regulatory uncertainty."

To view the full list of winners, visit:
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201712/index.php#/32

About National Mortgage Professional:
National Mortgage Professional Magazine has become "The Source for Top Originators" - that connects the mortgage professional community under various media formats. Our exceptional team of industry-seasoned monthly contributors combined with our knowledgeable editorial staff, all with meaningful expertise in their respectful disciplines, provide the most up-to-date news, insight and advice for today's mortgage professional. We are committed to ensuring that today's industry is equipped with the most comprehensive understanding of mortgage news available through our many resources, including, but not limited to, articles in the print edition of National Mortgage Professional Magazine and 38 state-specific e-editions, the NMP Daily and NMP Ticker email newsletters, the exclusive daily news stories and postings on our website (https://nationalmortgageprofessional.com), and our regular series of original Webinars, along with a number of additional resources in the works.

About The Cooksey Team:
Headquartered in Dallas, The Cooksey Team is a top performing retail branch of Texas-based lender Mid America Mortgage and has offices located throughout the North Texas and Los Angeles County areas.

With 16 years in the industry and nearly $1 billion in funded loans over the last five years with Mid America, Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey brings the experience and knowledge needed to lead a successful mortgage transaction. Utilizing The CORE Training methodology, Michael has coached his own staff, as well as loan officers, brokers and real estate agents across the country, to become top producers. Cooksey Team loan officers average six closings per month and $250,000 in annual income. In addition, the branch has increased its annual origination volume by nearly 50 percent year-over-year and is projected to achieve $300 million in volume in 2017. For more information on The Cooksey Team, visit http://cookseyteam.com.

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, the Official Mortgage Provider of NASCAR(R), is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that delivers an eight-minute application process, getting 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.midamericacareer.com/.

Twitter: @midamericamtge

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Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey Named Mortgage Industry ‘Insider’ for 2017 by HousingWire Magazine

DALLAS, Texas -- The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today that its founder Michael Cooksey has been honored by housing industry trade magazine HousingWire (HW) as one of its "2017 Insiders."

In its profile on Cooksey, which will be featured in the September issue of the magazine, HousingWire cited the success of the Cooksey Team ($212 million in 2016 origination volume), the branch's expansion into the North Dallas and Los Angeles areas and Cooksey's individual track record of coaching both his internal staff and housing industry professionals across the country as reasons for his selection to the "2017 Insiders" list.

"The Cooksey Team would not be where it is today without my amazingly dedicated, hardworking staff," Cooksey said. "My success is merely a reflection of the awesome work my team does day in and day out to help homebuyers purchase the house of their dreams, and because of that, I take immense pride in this honor."

HW's 2017 Insiders were selected by HousingWire's editorial board based on their vital and dynamic contributions to their companies. The 33 winners 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 the professionals their companies turn to with their most important or challenging projects because their contributions and hard work lead to superior results.

"The 2017 Insiders award winners made outstanding contributions to the success of their companies," said Sarah Wheeler, HousingWire Magazine Editor. "HousingWire is excited to celebrate the accomplishments of such an important group within the housing ecosystem."

To view the full list of winners, visit https://www.housingwire.com/articles/41179-hw-insiders-2017.

About HousingWire:
HousingWire is by far the nation's most influential source of news and information for U.S. mortgage markets, boasting a readership that spans lending, servicing, investments and real estate market participants as well as financial market professionals.

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About The Cooksey Team:
Headquartered in Dallas, The Cooksey Team is a top performing retail branch of Texas-based lender Mid America Mortgage and has offices located throughout the North Texas and Los Angeles County areas.

With 16 years in the industry and nearly $1 billion in funded loans over the last five years with Mid America, Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey brings the experience and knowledge needed to lead a successful mortgage transaction. Utilizing The CORE Training methodology, Michael has coached his own staff, as well as loan officers, brokers and real estate agents across the country, to become top producers. Cooksey Team loan officers average six closings per month and $250,000 in annual income. In addition, the branch has increased its annual origination volume by nearly 50 percent year-over-year and is projected to achieve $300 million in volume in 2017. For more information on The Cooksey Team, visit http://cookseyteam.com.

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. In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, most recently with its adoption of electronic mortgage closings (eClosings) and promissory notes (eNotes). 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.

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.midamericacareer.com/.

Additional information about Mid America Mortgage, Inc. can be found on the company's website at http://www.midamericamortgage.com/about/.

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Dallas Business Journal Names The Cooksey Team to ‘2017 Best Places to Work’

DALLAS, Texas -- The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today it has been recognized by Dallas Business Journal as one of its "2017 Best Places to Work" in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. More than 500 companies submitted nominations, and only 100 companies were honored.

Now in its 15th year, the "Best Places to Work" award showcases outstanding employers of all sizes in the North Texas region, and winners are selected based on a survey of employees conducted by Quantum Workplace, a third-party research firm specializing in employee engagement and experience.

In the survey, employees are asked to rate their workplace based on six categories, including:

* Communication and resources;
* Individual needs;
* Manager effectiveness;
* Personal engagement;
* Team dynamics; and
* Trust in leadership.

"My philosophy has always been, 'If my staff doesn't succeed, then I have failed,' and that's the approach I've taken from day one," said Michael Cooksey, founder of The Cooksey Team. "Having incorporated The CORE Training methodology into our overall professional development program, I've seen my staff achieve amazing results while also delivering an exceptional customer experience to borrowers, and to have those efforts recognized by not only the Dallas Business Journal, but also my staff is truly an honor."

To view the full list of "2017 Best Places to Work," visit http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/06/26/2017-best-places-to-work.html.

About The Cooksey Team:
Headquartered in Dallas, The Cooksey Team is a top performing retail branch of Texas-based lender Mid America Mortgage and has offices located throughout the North Texas and Los Angeles County areas.

With 16 years in the industry and nearly $800 million in funded loans with Mid America, Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey brings the experience and knowledge needed to lead a successful mortgage transaction. Utilizing The CORE Training methodology, Michael has coached his own staff, as well as loan officers, brokers and real estate agents across the country, to become top producers. Cooksey Team loan officers average six closings per month and $250,000 in annual income.

In addition, the branch has increased its annual origination volume by nearly 50 percent year-over-year and is projected to achieve $300 million in volume in 2017. For more information on The Cooksey Team, visit http://cookseyteam.com.

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. In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, most recently with its adoption of electronic mortgage closings (eClosings) and promissory notes (eNotes). 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.

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.midamericacareer.com/.

Additional information about Mid America Mortgage, Inc. can be found on the company's website at http://www.midamericamortgage.com/about/.

Twitter: @midamericamtge

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