2018 Annual MMLA Award Winners

The MMLA is pleased to announce its Annual Award Winners.  These awards will be presented at its Annual President’s Installation Banquet on November 1st at the Atheneum Hotel in Greektown - Detroit.  It is a great event, so you should put it on your calendar and plan to attend and even sponsor! 

The Vic Miller Outstanding Member Award:  Commonly referred to as the “Volunteer of the Year” award, it is awarded annually to the person who has contributed the most to the success of the MMLA through individual effort by serving on a committee, board of governors or a chapter leadership team during the one-year period ending August 31.  This year’s award winner is Dawn Burdick of Titleocity.  Dawn has been on the SE Chapter leadership team for a few years now, and this year she really went above and beyond!


The Ambassador Award:. Established in 2003, the Ambassador Award is presented annually to the individual whose new membership initiatives and achievements embody the spirit of a true ambassador. This member has consistently gone above and beyond in participating in the association events, encouraging membership and promoting the benefits of the MMLA to others. This year’s award winner is Allison Johnston, CMB of Success Mortgage Partners.  Allison is the Membership Committee chair this year – and has already asked to chair it again next year.  If you haven’t seen her MMLA YouTube videos you should check them out.

The James T. Barnes Memorial Award is the most prestigious award given by the MMLA.  It was established in 1979 to recognize outstanding contributions to the mortgage banking industry.  Commonly referred to as the “Mortgage Industry Lifetime Achievement Award”, it is awarded annually to the person whose career reflects high ethical standards with a deep commitment to mortgage banking and the MMLA.  This year, the MMLA is pleased to present this award to Mark Hammond.  Mark has been a leader, trailblazer and huge employer to the mortgage industry through Flagstar Bank, United Shore Mortgage and United Wholesale Mortgage. 


We also have our Rising Star Awards.  This award recognizes achievers who are newer to the industry and is based on factors such as commitment to the industry, awards and accolades, philinthropic successes, and impact on the mortgage industry in Michigan.  This year, we received a good number of applications and will be awarding these 3 people at our banquet: 

    - Victoria DeLuce with Success Mortgage Partners
    - AJ Franchi with Goldstar Mortgage Company, Inc.
    - Jaime Borashko with United Wholesale Mortgage

Congratulations to all these award winners and please plan to attend the banquet as they all receive their awards!  Watch you email for banquet registration and sponsorship information.

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