Women In Housing-2015

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Th e M Rep o RT | 43 Special Section Leading Ladies Carolyn Thompson Owner, ASOnS COnStruCtiOn, inC. Carolyn Thompson began her professional career in 1985 as a top-producing Realtor in the mid-1980s. In 1997 she established Caro- lyn Beeson Realty. Carolyn and her business-partner son developed a wide range of clients to include first-time homebuyers and REO property investors. In 1999, Carolyn and her son established the property preservation/construction company A-Son's Construc- tion (ASONS) to work in the REO niche market. The successful diversification al- lowed ASONS to be at the forefront in REO manage- ment with the 2007 hous- ing crisis. Her naturally positive management style together with her honesty and values has steadfastly solidified her business re- lationships with both her clients and employees. "The ability to meet so many different people," is one of the reasons Carolyn finds her job so rewarding. Cheryl Travis- Johnson eVP And COO, VrM MOrtgAge SerViCeS Cheryl Travis-Johnson exhibits leadership, com- mitment to progress, and dedication to change in every area of her profes- sion. From philanthropy and thought leadership to driving operational excel- lence for her clients and the industry, Cheryl is making a lasting impact on housing and, more importantly, on the homeowners and families who each of those homes represents. As hous- ing continues to right-size and foreclosure volumes de- crease, Cheryl has facilitated a significant transformation to VRM Mortgage Ser- vices. Under her leadership, the company has evolved substantially from a singular provider of comprehensive outsourced REO services into a multifaceted servicing solutions company with offerings ranging from man- aging performing mortgages and assets through default servicing and claims. Cristy Ward Chief StrAtegy OffiCer, MOrtgAge COnneCt, L.P. Cristy Ward has earned a reputation as a problem- solver who develops in- novative, tailored solutions to manage today's complex issues, including managing capacity, improving quality, keeping abreast of regula- tory standards, bettering loan transparency, and meeting the challenges of shifting to the centraliza- tion of vendors for third- party oversight. Cristy is the chief strategy office at Mortgage Connect. She has 19 years' industry experience working with top-10 lenders to develop strategy, product solutions, and streamlined processes to maximize operational efficiencies and mitigate risk. Previously, Cristy worked at Stewart Title and National Real Estate Information Services. She is an expert in title insur- ance and closing models as well as regulatory policies and procedures. Ramie Word VP Of fOreCLOSure, nAtiOnStAr MOrtgAge, LLC Ramie Word joined the mortgage industry in 2002 with Beal Bank dealing in collections and loss mitiga- tion. Two years later, she joined Nationstar, formerly Centex Home Equity, within the REO division. She continued advance- ment by accepting new management challenges in collections, training, REO, property preservation, and foreclosure. Her current areas of oversight include attorney management, foreclosure, and investor relations. Outside of the office, Ramie manages a family of four and enjoys traveling to foreign places each year, including Bora Bora in September. When asked what she loves about her job, she said, "I enjoy resolving issues for our customers and developing our staff to do the same. It brings great satisfaction to see your employees flourish in the company." Annalisa Crisafulli Xioutas PreSident And CeO, reALty truSt AdViSOrS Annalisa Crisafulli Xioutas has nearly three decades of hands-on experience in the real estate and construc- tion industries. Annalisa was born and raised on Florida's "Space Coast," and her heritage springs from a family of entrepre- neurs in the agricultural industry. In a small town where a singular program (NASA) drove the market economy, she witnessed firsthand how the dynam- ics of supply and demand could shape the real estate landscape and change a community forever. As president and CEO of Realty Trust Advisors since 2012, Annalisa has led the company's growth through her experience as a local service provider of mortgage field services to a nationwide, full-service, single source solution in as- set management, repair and construction services, and real estate consulting. "I enjoy resolving issues for our customers and developing our staff to do the same. It brings great satisfaction to see your employees flourish in the company." —rAMie wOrd, NatioNstar Mortgage, LLC "The ability to meet so many different people [is a rewarding aspect of the job]" —CArOLyn thOMPSOn, a-soN's CoNstruCtioN, iNC.

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