A.W. Pickel, III is President, CEO, and founder of LeaderOne Financial, one of the leading regional mortgage lenders in the mid-west. His vision has taken LeaderOne from its simple roots in 1992 as a mortgage brokerage in Lenexa, Kansas, and grown it into a full service mortgage banking operation approved to underwrite conventional and government loans. He served on the Freddie Mac LP Advisory Committee from 2004 to 2008. From 2003 to 2005, he was also a member of the Fannie Mae Housing Impact Advisory Council. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Pickel served as President of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB).