MISMO Contributor Awards
The MISMO Contributor Recognition Award Program includes three awards: Standards Champion Award; Outstanding Contributor Award; and the Chairman's Award. MISMO was created in 1999 and is a mostly volunteer organization. Members of the MISMO Board, Committees and Workgroups are all volunteer contributors. Over the years, MISMO has enjoyed great success in developing standards that have been accepted and are being adopted by the industry. In fact, many of the government related entities that participate in the mortgage finance industry have, or are in the process, of adopting MISMO standards. None of these successes would have been possible without the countless hours spent by MISMOs dedicated contributors and the support of the MISMO subscriber companies and sponsors. The purpose of the MISMO Contributor Recognition Program is to recognize several individuals whose contributions to MISMO and the industry were particularly notable.
MISMO Visionary Award - Kurt Pfotenhauer, First American
Standards Champion Award - Rishi Godse, USAA
Outstanding Contributor Award - Mike Bixby, LoanLogics and Mike Mueller, MGIC
Chair Award - Lynn Calahan, Wells Fargo
Standards Champion Award
|2020||Kim Lafferty, Radian|
|2019:||Geran Combs, Actualize Consulting and Tammy Kienlen, Consultant|
|2018:||Christopher Stookey, Wells Fargo.|
|2017:||Cathy Clark, Black Knight and James Cooper, Freddie Mac|
|2016:||Lynn Calahan, Wells Fargo|
|2015:||Mark Friend, Freddie Mac|
|2014:||Matthew Hailstone, Simplifile|
Outstanding Contribution Award
|2020||Randy Poirier (R2), Black Knight|
|2019:||Dario Canal, Fannie Mae, Ralph Russo, Actualize Consulting, and Kate Steinman, Wells Fargo|
|2018:||Charlie Epperson, Evolve Mortgage Services and Matt Seu, Actualize Consulting|
|2016:||Andy Crisenbery, Black Knight|
|2015:||William Klumper, First Mortgage Company|
MISMO's Education Committee Members
|2020||Rick Hill, MBA and Shawn Jobe, Factual Data|
|2019:||David Barkley, Freddie Mac|
|2018:||Bill Klumper, First Step Software|
|2017:||Randy Gillis, Black Knight|
|2016:||Stephanie Berger, Ellie Mae|
|2015:||Rachael Sokolowski, Magnolia Technologies and Roger Gudobba, Compliance Systems|
Greg Alvord, Black Knight Financial Services; Leo Bijnagte, MISMO Staff; Harry Hardner, Ellie Mae, and Ted Adams, Freddie Mac
In 2017, a new Ambassador Award was developed to recognize the person who goes above and beyond to welcome newcomers into the organization and assist them to become connected and engaged.
The 2017 Ambassador Award was presented to Tammy Kienlen, Independent Consultant.
Congratulations to all of the MISMO Award nominees and winners. Their contributions, along with the contributions of everyone in the MISMO Community are very much appreciated!