*We’ve Got Some Big News To Share*
**By Tony Garritano**
***PROGRESS in Lending was formed to be a platform for industry thought leaders to share their ideas with their peers so we can all move the mortgage industry forward. As such, I asked a distinguished roster of industry experts to volunteer their time and join our Executive Team in addition to maintaining their day jobs. Our team includes Roger Gudobba of Compliance Systems, Michael Hammond of NexLevel Advisors, Kelly Purcell of eSignSystems, Gabe Minton of ServiceLink and Steven Horne of Wingspan Portfolio Advisors. Today I am proud to announce that we are expanding our board to include a new member. Please join me in welcoming the new Chief Marketing Officer of PROGRESS in Lending:
****Molly Dowdy is the Executive Vice President of Marketing for a la mode, the leading provider of technology and web solutions for lenders, AMCs, appraisers, agents, and inspectors. Molly has more than 15 years of experience in marketing to this industry, with specialized knowledge of marketing technology-based products and services. a la mode has twice received PROGRESS in Lending’s prestigious Innovations Award, the group’s top honor, for its work in 2011 and 2012.****I am thrilled that Molly has accepted my invitation to join PROGRESS. Upon her entrance, I asked her: What’s the role of PROGRESS in Lending Association in the mortgage industry? The association is a network of knowledge, backed by industry professionals, Molly Dowdy affirms. “Having an organized way to exchange ideas about technology and innovation is critical. Sharing information and best practices is important in any industry, but especially in ours: it’s specialized and technical – but ultimately people-centered, so collaboration is key. PROGRESS is a great venue for collaborating with peers.”
****You’ll hear more about why Molly accepted the invitation to join PROGRESS and, more importantly, where she sees the mortgage industry going in the future as part of the July issue of Tomorrow’s Mortgage Executive magazine, which will be brought to you tomorrow. So, watch for that and join me in welcoming Molly to our ranks.
Tony Garritano is chairman and founder at PROGRESS in Lending Association. As a speaker Tony has worked hard to inform executives about how technology should be a tool used to further business objectives. For over 10 years he has worked as a journalist, researcher and speaker in the mortgage technology space. Starting this association was the next step for someone like Tony, who has dedicated his career to providing mortgage executives with the information needed to make informed technology decisions. He can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.