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EVP Kim Callas Recognized in 2018 HousingWire Women of Influence

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National mortgage media group HousingWire announced its 8th
Annual Women of Influence list. CMG Financial's Executive Vice
President, Kim Callas, was recognized among 85 distinguished women for
her contributions to the housing industry and propelling it forward.

"We had so many incredible applicants this year that even choosing 85
was difficult. This year, above all others, shows all of us the need to
recognize powerhouse leadership in the mortgage industry," said
HousingWire Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney. "It's our responsibility to
recognize women who are at the top of their game, those who improve our
industry, day in and day out, and help make a brighter future for every
American in search of a place to call home."

Kim Callas has worked with CMG Financial for most of its 25 years in
business. In all areas of CMG Financial, Kim is seen as a leader. Her
tireless work with the retail channel, advocacy for home buyer
opportunity, and operational focus on the wholesale and correspondent
teams has really empowered CMG Financial to expand to its current
operating level of 15th largest mortgage banking firm in the
country.

"The 2018 Women of Influence are an inspiring, amazing group of leaders.
These women are innovating in every area: technology, marketing,
compliance, strategy, operations and more," Sarah Wheeler, Managing
Editor of HousingWire Content Solutions, said. "Their energy and
expertise are fueling the success of companies across the industry, and
their impact is felt in every area of mortgage finance and real estate."

This year, Kim was instrumental in the development and implementation of
HomeFundMe, the first and only down payment crowdfunding platform. She
coordinated with the engineering team to improve the user experience and
personally worked with originators to better understand the product. Kim
has been a key part of the successful launch and ongoing progress of the
project. A new idea is rarely easy to execute, but Kim handled it with
the expertise and strength that make her a Woman of Influence—not only
at CMG Financial but also within the entire mortgage banking industry.

Women of Influence 2018 stats:

  • 85 winners
  • 8th annual list
  • Every sector of the housing economy represented: residential mortgage
    lending, servicing, investing and real estate, as well as those in
    advocacy positions, including nonprofits and governmental agencies.
  • Chosen by HousingWire editorial staff based on tangible
    accomplishments in the last 12 months
  • Winners not only had to excel within their individual companies, but
    show influence in the wider industry through contributions on panels,
    publications, mentoring and volunteering.

About CMG Financial

CMG Financial is a well-capitalized, privately held mortgage-banking
firm founded in 1993. The company makes its products and services
available to the market through three distinct origination channels
including Retail Lending, Wholesale Lending, and Correspondent Lending.

CMG Financial currently operates in all states, including District of
Columbia, and holds federal agency lending approvals with HUD, VA, RHS,
GNMA, FNMA and FHLMC. Throughout the mortgage banking and housing
markets, CMG Financial is widely known for responsible lending
practices, industry and consumer advocacy, product innovation, and
operational efficiency

About HousingWire

HousingWire is by far the nation's most influential source of news and
information for U.S. mortgage markets, boasting a readership that spans
lending, servicing, investments and real estate market participants as
well as financial market professionals.

Winner of numerous awards, including a 2012 Eddie Award for national
editorial excellence in the B2B Banking/Business/Finance, HousingWire
has been recognized for excellence in journalism by the Society of
Business Editors and Writers, the American Society of Business Press
Editors, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Trade
Association Business

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