SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stearns Lending, LLC, a leading provider of mortgage lending services in Wholesale, Retail, Strategic Alliances and Consumer Direct sectors, today announced that Chief Administrative Officer Blythe Hughes has been named a 2017 Women of Influence Award winner, a prestigious honor bestowed by HousingWire that recognizes the women leading the mortgage and housing industry forward.
Hughes’s award recognizes her tangible accomplishments over the last 12 months, including implementation of talent assessment tools and protocols that help ensure that Stearns is selecting, developing and promoting people with a high probability of success in a given role.
“With Blythe Hughes leading the charge, Stearns is relentless in our pursuit of improving the employee experience and being the employer of choice in the mortgage industry,” said Stearns CEO David Schneider.
Hughes is renowned for her ability to create dynamic strategies and spur the teams that she leads to collaboratively achieve goals. By bringing her leadership skills to focus on enhancements to employee development and recognition programs, employee benefits, and evolution of the company’s I Can Help You! Culture, Hughes also has been the driving force behind Stearns’ success in hiring and retaining top mortgage talent.
“Blythe is an exceptional leader with an unmatched ability to help others achieve their professional goals,” said Stearns COO James Hecht. “We congratulate her on receiving this well-deserved honor.”
Hughes is among 50 of the industry’s most elite, talented women to be honored in the seventh annual Women of Influence award program.
For more than 28 years, Stearns has been helping employees, borrowers and business partners to reach their goals by successfully exceeding expectations and leading the industry with innovation and efficiency.
About Stearns Lending, LLC
A rapidly-growing mortgage industry leader and innovator, Stearns Lending, LLC, provides responsible, simplified mortgage solutions in Wholesale, Retail, Strategic Alliances, and Consumer Direct sectors throughout the United States where licenses are held. The company and its team members are passionately committed to delighting customers, while leading the industry in profitable growth.
Stearns Lending is an equal housing lender and is licensed to conduct business in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, Stearns Lending is an approved HUD (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development) lender; a Single Family Issuer for Ginnie Mae (Government National Mortgage Association); an approved Seller/Servicer for Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association); and an approved Seller/Servicer for Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation). Stearns Lending is also approved as a VA (United States Department of Veterans Affairs) lender, a USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) lender, and is an approved lending institution with FHA (Federal Housing Administration). Stearns Lending, LLC is located at 4 Hutton Centre Drive, 10th Floor, Santa Ana, CA 92707. Company NMLS# 1854.
For more information, visit www.stearns.com.