Best in the Business Awards



The Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association proudly sponsored this signature event which was held virtually this year to recognize and
honor the Best in the Mortgage Business!    In case you missed the presentations, you can view them below!

Check out the Best in Biz Awards Virtual Presentations!  

Opening Remarks/Star Leadership Award Presentation:
Click below on the link to view the presentation:
https://youtu.be/bmVgzVML1Sk

Operations Awards:
Click below on the link to view the presentation:
https://youtu.be/r7fgpOd8qd0

Sales Awards:
Click below on the link to view the presentation:
https://youtu.be/3QO64qdQcas 

Industry Service Provider Awards
Click below on the link to view the presentation:
https://youtu.be/jHM3ZYKnfug

Congratualtions to our 2020 IMBA Best in Biz Awards Winners:

Star Leadership Award
Paul Diamond, Diamond Residential Mortgage 

 Community Impact Award

Sarah Adcock, Wells Fargo

 

Best Loan Officer from a Large Bank

Bob Gill, JP Morgan Chase

Roger Sizemore, PNC Mortgage

 

Best Loan Officer from a Community Bank

Claudia Langarica, Associated Bank

 

Best Loan Officer from an Independent Mortgage Banker

Saul Pinela, Neighborhood Loans

 

Best Specialty Lending Loan Officer

Martha Ramirez, Wintrust Mortgage

 

Best Rookie Loan Officer of the Year

Nevila Halili, U.S. Bank

 

Best Sales Manager

Dwight Marroquin, Neighborhood Loans

 

Best Mortgage Loan Officer Assistant

Lisa Headley, U.S. Bank

 

Best Mortgage Loan Processor

Kerry Baldwin, Chicago Financial Services

Karen Melinauskas, Wintrust Mortgage

 

Best Mortgage Loan Underwriter

Kara Pflanz, Inland Home Mortgage

Linda Roeschley, Wells Fargo

 

Best Mortgage Company Closer/Closer Funder

Michelle Dussias, A & N Mortgage

 

Best Compliance/Quality Control Manager

Regina Lall, Guaranteed Rate

 

Best Secondary Marketing Manager

Ricardo Cervantes, Guaranteed Rate

 

Best Operational Support Staff

Dan Stephans, Neighborhood Loans

 

Best Operations Manager

Jamie Block, JP Morgan Chase

Cheryl Pisapia-DuBose, Inland Home Mortgage

 

Best Rookie Operations

Rossana Schiola, U.S. Bank

 

Best Title Insurance Account Representative

Dave (DJ) Johnson, Fidelity National Title

 

Best Title Company Closer

Christian Ginochhio, Chicago Title Insurance

 

Best Correspondent Lender Account Representative

Amy Collett, Mr. Cooper

 

Best Mortgage Insurance Account Representative

Amy Michalak, Radian

 

Best Service Industry Provider

Mirko Srdanovich, ACT Appraisal


Congratulations to our 2020 IMBA Best in Biz Awards Nominees:

Community Impact Award
Sarah Adcock, Wells Fargo
Paul Diamond, Diamond Residential Mortgage 

Best Loan Officer from a Large Bank
Frank Bozzi, JP Morgan Chase
Jenny Brown, U.S. Bank
Jason Campbell, U.S. Bank
Marc Falk, Fifth Third Bank
Bob Gill, JP Morgan Chase
James Hampton, JP Morgan Chase
Aubrey Keith, PNC Mortgage
John Kirpanos, U.S. Bank
Jason Nelson, U.S. Bank
Lori Pratt, U.S. Bank
Christina Razzi, U.S. Bank
Joe Romano, PNC Mortgage
Sandy Salas, Fifth Third Bank
Roger Sizemore, PNC Mortgage
Kyle Sweger, PNC Mortgage
Geoff VeZain, Wells Fargo
Jeff Whittaker, U.S. Bank

Best Loan Officer from a Community Bank
Alex Bokich, Inland Home Mortgage
Claudia Langarica, Associated Bank
Larry Windel, Inland Home Mortgage

Best Loan Officer from an Independent Mortgage Banker
Chris Barr, First Centennial Mortgage
Tracy Campagna, Guaranteed Rate
Jeff Dulla, United Home Loans
Saul Pinela, Neighborhood Loans
Carlos Villalon, First Centennial Mortgage

Best Specialty Lending Loan Officer
Raed Amra, Fifth Third Bank
Angela Davis, Caliber Home Loans
Sylvia Delgado, PNC Mortgage
Cindy Hinchman, PNC Mortgage
Betsy D’Onofrio, Inland Home Mortgage
Katina O’Connor, Inland Home Mortgage
Martha Ramirez, Wintrust Mortgage
Geoff Thoren, U.S. Bank
Carlos Villalon, First Centennial Mortgage

Best Rookie Loan Officer of the Year
Abdulahi Erinfolami, Neighborhood Loans
Nevila Halili, U.S. Bank
Humma Hussain, Wintrust Mortgage

Best Sales Manager
Fabiola Candlish, U.S. Bank
Mike Chamberlin, Inland Home Mortgage
Joon Choi, Chicago Financial Services
Christopher Krueger, U.S. Bank
Dwight Marroquin, Neighborhood Loans
Michael Mullen, U.S. Bank
Matthew Porter, U.S. Bank
Julisa Sanchez, Wintrust Mortgage
Kristine Tonkin, U.S. Bank

Best Mortgage Loan Officer Assistant
Gretel Aschenbrenner, JP Morgan Chase
Christina Boston, JP Morgan Chase
Kai Douglas, JP Morgan Chase
Jamie Godzicki, Neighborhood Loans
Jesse Gutierrez, JP Morgan Chase
Lisa Headley, U.S. Bank
Eileen Hoots, Neighborhood Loans
Brissa McKinnon, U.S. Bank
Dee Milkie, Fifth Third Bank
Jahaira Nava, U.S. Bank
Christina Pinson, Wintrust Mortgage
Doug Rietveld, PNC Mortgage
Lucyna Stec, PNC Mortgage
Juan Terrazas, U.S. Bank
Deliela Vazquez, Neighborhood Loans

Best Mortgage Loan Processor
Kerry Baldwin, Chicago Financial Services
Jackie Box, Inland Home Mortgage
Amy Brockman, First Centennial Mortgage
Jon DiClementi, Chicago Financial Services
Renata Donis, First Centennial Mortgage
Angela Fiore, Neighborhood Loans
Sonya Gutierrez, Neighborhood Loans
Kimberly Loomis, Key Mortgage
Karen Melinauskas, Wintrust Mortgage
Kathy Milan, PNC Mortgage
Christina Phetthongsy, U.S. Bank
Sidney Straub, U.S. Bank

Best Mortgage Loan Underwriter
Pam Ahlgrim-Foley, Inland Home Mortgage
Carolyn Engen, Wintrust Mortgage
Mark Huff, Home State Bank
Patricia Murphy, U.S. Bank
Kara Pflanz, Inland Home Mortgage
Mary Lou Rappaport, Wintrust Mortgage
Linda Roeschley, Wells Fargo

Best Mortgage Company Closer/Closer Funder
Michelle Dussias, A & N Mortgage
Theresa Ensey, Neighborhood Loans
Daisy Garriga, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage
Danine Giancana, Inland Home Mortgage
Chris MacDonald, JP Morgan Chase
Vanessa Pascente, Wintrust Mortgage
Misti Sater, Inland Home Mortgage

Best Compliance/Quality Control Manager
Nathan Britsch, Neighborhood Loans
Regina Lall, Guaranteed Rate
Eleni Marudas, Wintrust Mortgage

Best Secondary Marketing Manager
Ricardo Cervantes, Guaranteed Rate
Jeremy Gannon, Neighborhood Loans
Dave Gilbert, Chicago Financial Services
Anthony Partipilo, Inland Home Mortgage

Best Operational Support Staff
Eric Moler, Neighborhood Loans
Teresa Saenz, Neighborhood Loans
Jennifer Schlidt, Inland Home Mortgage
Dan Stephans, Neighborhood Loans
Rachel West, A & N Mortgage

Best Operations Manager
Sarah Anghel, Key Mortgage Services
Mitzi Ashworth, Inland Home Mortgage
Jamie Block, JP Morgan Chase
Cheryl Pisapia-DuBose, Inland Home Mortgage
Theresa Ensey, Neighborhood Loans
Mollie Garland, JP Morgan Chase
Dave Gilbert, Chicago Financial Services
Olivera Grcic, Neighborhood Loans
Emilio Guemez, Fifth Third Bank
Cathy Hopper, First State Mortgage Services
Beth Hyland, Wintrust Mortgage
Aaron Klimek, Associated Bank
Danny Lopez, Neighborhood Loans
Veronica Lopez, Wintrust Mortgage
Eric Norville, Neighborhood Loans
Jamie Patrick, Wintrust Mortgage
Angie Petrizzo, U. S. Bank
Kat Potoczny, Wintrust Mortgage
Gene Raso, Neighborhood Loans
Nicholas Scarpino, U.S. Bank
Said Sidiqian, JP Morgan Chase
Dee Taylor, U.S. Bank
Kathy Stawiarski, Neighborhood Loans
Jenny Thill, Wintrust Mortgage
Esperanza Timothee-Lorda, Neighborhood Loans

Best Rookie Operations
Keenan O’Connor, Neighborhood Loans
Rossana Schiola, U.S. Bank

Best Title Insurance Account Representative
Denise Friel, National Title Solutions
Dave (DJ) Johnson, Fidelity National Title
Nancy Kroll, Chicago Title Insurance
Kim Leland, Old Republic Title
Ray Manuel, National Title Solutions
Judy Swanson, Chicago Title Insurance

Best Title Company Closer
Christian Ginochhio, Chicago Title Insurance

Best Correspondent Lender Account Representative
Amy Collett, Mr. Cooper
Terese Joyce, CMB, AmeriHome Mortgage
Wendy Minter, AmeriHome Mortgage
Susan Monahan, Associated Bank

Best Mortgage Insurance Account Representative
Erin Ahern, Genworth Mortgage Insurance
Faith Hendersen, Arch MI
Amy Michalak, Radian
Matt Reindl, Genworth Mortgage Insurance
Laura Kay Sheely, Arch MI

Best Service Industry Provider
Joel Dulmage, MCT -Mortgage Capital Trading
Mirko Srdanovich, ACT Appraisal