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MortgagePoint September 2023

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September 2023 » thefivestar.com 71 2 0 2 3 W O M E N I N H O U S I N G A W A R D S Mia N. Pittman CFA, Chief Risk Officer, Federal Housing Administration What People Are Saying: "Mia serves as the Chief Risk Officer for the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) $1.4 trillion insured mortgage portfolio consisting of loans for single-family residences, multi- family properties, and health care facilities. In her current capacity, she has fought to ensure millions of U.S. homebuyers have been able to purchase or refinance their homes. Mia's civic involvement includes her recent appointment to the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System Board of Trustees, where she will serve as a member of the Audit and Corporate Gov- ernance committees. In addition, she serves as the HUD Secretary's designee to the CDFI Fund Advisory Board, administered under the Department of the Treasury." What This Nomination Means to Her: "I am honored and humbled to be selected by the Five Star Institute as a finalist for the 2023 Laurie A. Maggiano Legacy Award. In my role as Chief Risk Officer for FHA, my day-to-day work requires me to support and partner with FHA Commissioner Julia Gordon and Ginnie Mae President Alanna McCargo, two women I consider to be role models and mentors. I proudly view this nomination as an affirma- tion of the critical role of the independent risk management function within the housing finance system. I am humbly gratified that this honor also shines a light of recognition on the men and women who do the often-overlooked work of holding our financial systems account- able to our many stakeholders." Suzanne Shuck Senior Executive VP and Chief Corporate Risk Officer, Freedom Mortgage What People Are Saying: "Suzanne Shuck is Senior Executive VP and Chief Corporate Risk Officer at Freedom Mortgage, with more than 30 years of industry experience. Her contributions to homeowner- ship reach all stakeholders, including custom- ers, regulators, investors, government agencies, warehouse banks, employees, and industry organizations. Suzanne proactively launched property valuation oversight programs to aid Freedom, its customers, and industry groups. Suzanne is Chairperson of MBA's Risk Com- mittee, a regular moderator at MBA's Compli- ance and Risk Management Conference, and the Mortgage Risk Summit." What This Nomination Means to Her: "I am deeply honored and humbled to be named a finalist among these distinguished leaders for Five Star's prestigious Laurie A. Maggiano Legacy Award. In our jobs, we are all helping to foster homeownership whether we reach out to borrowers to help them stay in their home during hard times or celebrate with them when they are able to purchase their first home, earn equity, or pay off a mortgage. This nomination means I have made not only an impact at Freedom Mortgage but achieved rewarding recognition for positively influenc- ing homebuyer's dreams. It is important to guide, teach, and mentor future leaders and be involved in guiding changes to sustain a suc- cessful future for our industry. This recognition motivates me even more to be that meaning- ful role model that this award represents, and balancing what is important in life." Stacey Slocum Smith Managing Director–Head of Agency and Mortgage Insurance Relations, JPMorgan Chase What People Are Saying: "Stacy Slocum Smith has 34 years of advo- cacy for broadening homeownership access, sustainability, and affordability. She is a well- known and respected industry leader sought out by peers, trade leaders, and regulators for her perspectives and advice. She is a mentor to countless individuals at Chase and in the industry, particularly women. In partnership with agency and industry group leaders, she has helped drive new industrywide loss mitiga- tion strategies to help customers retain their homes during financial crises and COVID, as well as solutions for the impact of rising rates within the last year." What This Nomination Means to Her: "I am very humbled to be considered for this prestigious award, particularly as it honors the memory and contributions of Laurie Mag- giano, whom I knew, admired, and respected tremendously. I feel privileged to be among the industry leaders nominated for this year's award. I am incredibly fortunate to work for a company where the CEO and leadership rec- ognize the important role that homeownership plays in creating and sustaining generational wealth, which in turn promotes and strengthens communities. I am proud of our efforts to make homeownership more attainable, equitable, and affordable and to actively mentor and promote the next generation so they can lead our indus- try forward. As we continually look for ways to expand and maintain the American Dream of homeownership, I believe that we are building on Laurie's mission and legacy."

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