MICHIGAN MORTGAGE LENDERS ASSOCIATION AWARDS
KATRINA CUMMINS WITH 40 UNDER 40 AWARD
Houston, TX – May 26, 2016 – Envoy Mortgage, a full-service mortgage banking firm operating retail branch locations across the U.S., announces that Katrina Cummins, senior instructor for learning and development, received the 40 Under 40 Award from the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association (MMLA). The award recognizes “first class” professionals in the mortgage industry. The MMLA suggests the average age of a mortgage loan officer is 54 years old, and therefore is focused on spotlighting young professionals in the industry through this award program.
“I was honored to be recognized as one of the 40 Under 40 Award recipients from the MMLA,” Cummins said. “This month marks 14 years in the mortgage industry for me. Although we have seen our fair share of ups and downs as an industry, I cannot imagine myself in any other field,” she added.
Cummins’ mortgage industry career began through a co-op program in 2002 when she was in high school and only 16 years old. She joined Envoy in September 2015, and is responsible for training new branch associates across the country—both in person and online. Part of her work also involves building training courses for Envoy University, the company’s learning management system.
“There is no surprise Katrina has received this honor,” said Renee Dalcour, learning and development manager. “Since she has been with us here at Envoy, she has demonstrated excellent training skills and knowledge of the mortgage industry, the talent needed to develop our exemplary training program. We are very proud of her and we are honored to have her as a part of our team.”
Cummins received the award at the May 11 Legislative and Regulatory Luncheon at Eagle Eye in East Lansing, MI. Envoy is a platinum sponsor of the MMLA.
Surefire Summit Spotlights Envoy Marketing Manager as Panelist
June 7, 2016
Houston, TX – June 7, 2016 – Envoy Mortgage, a full-service mortgage banking firm operating retail branch locations across the U.S., is excited to announce Thu-Lynn Nguyen, Marketing & Communications Manager, as one of the panelists for the Surefire Summit, a yearly conference held in Las Vegas that revolves around marketing within the mortgage industry, held by Top of Mind.
Panelists were chosen from multiple mortgage companies and only 4 were chosen to present their marketing strategies and tactics to the 300+ audience. Among Thu-Lynn from Envoy Mortgage, other speakers included key marketing personnel from other top mortgage companies, authors, motivational speakers and, Mark Green, CEO of Top of Mind,
“I was honored to be recognized as one of the speakers during the Surefire Summit. Choosing the marketing strategy to present was natural for me, yet popular amongst the marketing industry: marketing to millennials” Nguyen said. “Over 65% of 2015 first time homebuyers were millennials and the average age of a loan officer is 52. There is a paradigm shift happening in our industry and we must be prepared to address these changes before it’s too late. Demographics is destiny at Envoy and we’re well-prepared for the new changes that are coming to our sphere.”
“I’ve been in the mortgage industry for about 6 years, which is uncommon for managers in the mortgage industry. My mom has been an originator for over 25 years and I never thought I’d follow her footsteps by working for a mortgage company. Don’t get me wrong, I love working at Envoy and I love being in this industry! Mortgage companies at our size haven’t seen this level of technology, marketing tactics and behavioral strategies before. It’s so exciting to announce these new initiatives.” she added.
Nguyen’s industry career began in 2008 when she was an entry-level copywriter at a boutique advertising agency in Houston. She soon worked her way through multiple agencies and was most recently an Interactive Account Manager managing multiple clients at a mid-tier advertising agency in Houston. Today, Nguyen manages and stewards the Envoy brand, new marketing initiatives and development of new marketing strategies.