September 2016 - Women in Housing

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32 | TH E M R EP O RT LEADING LADY LEADING LADY LEADING LADY LEADING LADY LEADING LADY Michelle DeLeon MANAGING PARTNER, DEFAULT LEGAL SERVICES, QUINTAIROS, PRIETO, WOOD & BOYER, P.A. After Michelle DeLeon was promoted from Asso- ciate Attorney to Manag- ing Partner of Default Legal Services two years ago, a colleague said, "The only negative about the promotion was that it did not occur sooner!" DeLe - on easily slipped into the leadership role and carries it out with loyalty, enthu- siasm, and integrity. Staff and attorney performance, company moral, and the firm's bottom line have all benefited from DeLeon's new role, according to one of the firm's managing partners. DeLeon is com - mitted to the success of those around her, making it her mission to ensure staff and attorneys have the tools they need to thrive. DeLeon carries out her role while maintaining a healthy work-life balance with active involvement and presence in her chil - dren's athletics. Donna DelMonte SVP OPERATIONS, ASSURANT Since joining StreetLinks in 2010, Donna DelMonte has worked extensively to grow and improve StreetLinks' technology offerings through products which resulted in the creation of invaluable partnerships with top nationwide lenders. Today, DelMonte focuses on streamlining Assurant Mortgage Solutions' current solutions suite, as well as developing new technologies like the company's first mobile application for appraisers, scheduled to be launched this summer. DelMonte is, above all else, an incredible leader. She is excellent at rallying her team behind innovative ideas that have the potential to challenge the status quo. That innovative mindset, paired with an infallible determination, is what turns ideas into products. Cheryl Feltgen EVP, CHIEF RISK OFFICER, ARCH MORTGAGE INSURANCE COMPANY As Arch MI's chief risk officer, Cheryl Feltgen brings 37 years of experience in financial services/real estate and risk management. At Arch MI, Feltgen oversees all of the company's risks and previously held a variety of senior-level positions at GE Capital, Washington Mutual, and Fifth Third Bank. Her passion is helping people realize the dream of homeownership and she joined Arch MI with the goal of enabling homeownership in a way that is prudent for the homeowner, the lender, and the community. What Feltgen loves about risk management specifically is that it has become an integral part of the company's business processes and strategic planning. Julian Grey MORTGAGE MARKET LEADER –DATA & ANALYTICS, BLACK KNIGHT FINANCIAL SERVICES A seasoned, accomplished professional in data and complex predictive analyt- ics solutions, including valuation solutions, housing indices, home prices and housing market forecasts, Julian Grey has a respected reputation for her expertise in predicting mortgage performance, prepayment and default rates. At Black Knight, Grey helps mort - gage clients leverage Black Knight's data and analytics capabilities across the entire mortgage and home equity loan life cycle. "Julian is a proven innovator," said Ben Graboske, EVP of Data & Analytics, Black Knight Fi - nancial Services. "She has an extensive record of ac- complishment for develop- ing or rebuilding actionable analytics solutions to bring increased transparency to the ever-changing hous - ing market landscape and offer greater insights into mortgages and housing." JK Huey SVP, WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE "Helping others realize their dream of homeown- ership and giving back to our communities continue to be my passion," JK Huey told MReport. JK is SVP of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Foreclosure and Asset Management, head - quartered in San Antonio, Texas. She is responsible for managing all foreclo- sure, REO, and property preservation activities for the servicing chan- nel. As an accomplished woman both inside and outside the industry, Huey believes women have come a long way, saying, "Today, I see more col - laboration, transparency, cross-functional awareness, and focus on celebrating successes together. It's my personal mission to drive and promote diversity and inclusion while mentoring others to be the future leaders of this industry, which has offered a great career for me."

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