Best in the Business Awards

Congratulations to the 2019 IMBA Best in Business WINNERS!

Close to 300 mortgage professionals attended the IMBA Best in Business Awards on Oct. 3, 2019 to recognize
and celebrate the very best in the mortgage business!

  • Star Leadership Award
    Peter J. Taglia, CMB, CPA, CGMA

  • Best Mortgage Loan Processor
    Catherine Avino, Fifth Third Bank
    Naty Munoz, Chicago Financial Services

Best Mortgage Loan Underwriter
Patricia Murphy, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage

  •  Best Mortgage Loan Closer/Closer Funder
    Vanessa Pascente, Wintrust Mortgage

  • Best Operational Support Staff Person
    Nancy Puzzo, Neighborhood Loans

  •  Best Operations Manager
    Gene Raso, Neighborhood Loans

  • Best Title Insurance Account Representative
    Nancy Kroll, Chicago Title Insurance

  • Best Mortgage Insurance Account Representative
    Jason Wroble, National MI

  •   Best Correspondent Lender Account Representative
    Chris Fleenor, HomePoint Financial

  • Best Compliance Officer
    Margo Dey, Neighborhood Loans
  • Best Secondary Marketing Manager
    Anthony Partipilo, Inland Home Mortgage

  • Best Title Insurance Company Closer
    Kendra Glossett, First American Title

  • Best Affiliated Service Provider
    Todd Krennrich, Plains Capital

  • Best Specialty Lending Loan Officer
    Tina Abbatecola, Caliber Home Loans

  • Best Sales Manager
    Adrian Orlowski, Chase

  • Best Mortgage Loan Officer Assistant
    Madelyn Bacerott, Inland Home Mortgage
    Samantha Esparza, Wintrust Mortgage

  • Best Mortgage Loan Officer - Large Bank
    Daniel Chookaszian, Chase
    Ernie Losch, Fifth Third Bank

  • Best Mortgage Loan Officer – Community Bank
    Lori Rinaldi, Associated Bank

Best Mortgage Loan Officer – Independent Mortgage Banker
Ron Haddad, Key Mortgage Services
Jim Nuesslein, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage

  • Community Impact Award
    John Horton, Midwest Lending