Women In Housing-2015

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Th e M Rep o RT | 39 Special Section Leading Ladies Sandy Dunst VP of ClaiMs oPerations, MGiC "One thing that attracts me to housing finance is how this industry is so dynamic and challeng- ing," said Sandy Dunst, VP of claims operations at mortgage insurer MGIC. MGIC protects mortgage investors from credit loss by insuring low down payment residential loans. Dunst's responsibilities include financial, vendor, and project management. Remarking on how the industry has changed over the years, Dunst says, "When I started at Fleet Mortgage (my first job in the industry), third party channels were just emerg- ing and Freddie Mac was still relatively new. Since then I have seen a never- ending stream of change while moving from the finance side to operations, then to capital markets, and, as the housing down- turn bottomed out in 2008, to the claims department at MGIC." Melanie A. Feliciano Chief leGal offiCer, DoCMaGiC, inC. Melanie A. Feliciano has a passion for the law, which she is able to exercise as DocMagic, Inc.'s chief legal officer. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Business Administra- tion in accounting and received her Juris Doctor- ate from the Georgetown University Law Center. "I live to serve, and working at DocMagic gives me the opportunity to serve in varying capacities," Melanie explained. Melanie man- ages the legal department; serves as editor-in-chief of DocMagic's monthly, electronic compliance newsletter, The Compli- ance Wizard; oversees, negotiates, and prepares various agreements involv- ing DocMagic's customers and strategic partners; manages DocMagic's risk; and handles legal matters relating to DocMagic's business operations. Michelle Garcia Gilbert ManaGinG Partner, Gilbert GarCia GrouP, P.a. As managing partner at Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A., Michelle Garcia Gilbert handles a wide variety of operational and legal matters for the firm. She has substantial litigation experience in both default and non-default cases, including jury and non-jury trials, motion practice, and appellate oral argument, throughout the state of Florida. In addition, she helped the company expand into probate, estate planning, business transactional, and corporate law; and oversees Sapphire Title & Escrow Company, launched in 2015. Michelle loves that through her job she can not only affect the industry but also her community. "We support a regional behavioral health well-being non-profit as a firm, and we are working to liaison a regional real estate group to provide housing to those struggling with behavioral health issues," she said. Barbara Goose Global Chief MarketinG offiCer, altisourCe Portfolio solutions, s.a. "It's an exciting time to build a marketing presence in an industry with room to grow in technology and marketing innovation," Barbara Goose of Altisource Portfolio Solutions, S.A., said. As global CMO of Altisource, Barb has built and currently oversees the corporate mar- keting group responsible for bringing forth new products and services from mortgage companies and coopera- tives under the Altisource umbrella. Barb is responsible for driving success for the largest mortgage-banking cooperative in the nation, Lenders One. With more than 280 mortgage banker members, the cooperative holds $200 billion in mem- ber origination volume and represents 18 percent of the 2014 originations mar- ket. She oversees Owners. com and, as well as two other real estate service and mortgage technology divisions. JK huey sVP, Wells farGo hoMe MortGaGe "Personally and professionally, I hope to leave a legacy of accomplishments that brought about positive change and were exemplified by courage, vision, and great effort," JK Huey told MReport. JK is SVP of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Asset Management and Preservation, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. In her role, JK is directly responsible for managing all REO and property preservation activities for the servicing channel. As an accomplished woman both inside and outside the industry, JK believes women have come a long way and says, "Opportunities for professional and economic success are available like never before, and women are taking advantage of them. We are unstoppable!" "It's an exciting time to build a marketing presence in an industry with room to grow in technology and marketing innovation." —barbara Goose, Altisource Portfolio solutions, s.A. "Opportunities for professional and economic success, whether it's homeownership or not, are available like never before, and women are taking advantage of it—we are unstoppable!" —Jk huey, Wells fArgo Home mortAgAge

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