MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Embrace Home Loans, a prominent leader in the mortgage industry, announced today that senior loan officer Paula Frenette has been named the 2017 Affiliate of the Year by the Seacoast Board of REALTORS.
The Seacoast Board of REALTORS honors individuals making a difference as mentors and leaders in their professions and communities. “Affiliates of the Year” are those committed to the local Seacoast Board community who value teamwork, community involvement and good business practices. The Seacoast Board of REALTORS, founded in 1958, is a trade association representing over 900 REALTORS and affiliate members in the New Hampshire Seacoast area providing professional resources to its members while striving to support local charity organizations.
“I am extremely honored to receive this recognition,” said Frenette. “Even at a young age, I knew the impact volunteering could have for those in need. I truly enjoy being a member of this board and having the opportunity to make an impact in someone else’s life. It is so rewarding to work alongside other people with big hearts like mine that enjoy helping our community thrive. I love working for a company like Embrace that not only allows me the time to be an active board member, but actually supports and encourages it.”
Paula has more than 18 years’ experience in mortgage banking. As a senior loan officer at Embrace Home Loans, she leverages her passion and vast knowledge of financing and home lending to consistently deliver the most advantageous results for her clients. Prior to joining Embrace, she worked in residential mortgage lending at both Citizens Bank and Aegis Lending where she received both the president’s award and the chairman’s award for exemplary service to clients.
The 2017 Affiliate of the Year was chosen carefully through board member nominations electing those with significant community involvement. Frenette remains committed to her community, having participated in various board committees, seminars and education work and civic and service clubs. She is a member of both the Strafford County Board of REALTORS and the Seacoast Board of REALTORS, helping with their many events that give back to the communities including Toys for Tots, local scholarship funds, food pantries and Helping Hands. In 2016, Frenette was also named the Affiliate of the Year for the Strafford County Board of REALTORS.
“We honor affiliates each year who are integral parts of our organization – not only for their performance, but also for their involvement and participation. These affiliates best demonstrate the standards we set by making a positive impact in their communities and demonstrating a level of selflessness, leadership and commitment,” said Seacoast Board President, Todd Hudson. “It is no surprise these attentions to excellence have resulted in Paula being our 2017 Affiliate of the Year. It is an honor to recognize and show appreciation for not only her contributions to our organization, but also who she is as an individual.”
“We are thrilled to have one of our own recognized for such an esteemed award,” said Jeff McGuinness, Chief Sales Officer, Embrace Home Loans. “At Embrace, we encourage our employees to exemplify empathy, generosity and goodwill. It’s excellent to witness someone like Paula who exudes all of these qualities making an impression in her community. This is what Embrace is all about – our people and how they are dedicated to helping others. It is our brand and our culture.”
About Embrace Home Loans
Founded in 1983, Embrace Home Loans is a direct lender for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, approved by FHA and VA, and an issuer for Ginnie Mae. Embrace Home Loans has remained a prominent leader in the industry, having helped hundreds of thousands of individuals and their families purchase new homes, lower their monthly payments and consolidate high-interest debt since its inception. With 80+ offices and licensed in 46 states and D.C., Embrace has been recognized seven times as one of the Best Medium-sized Companies to Work for in America by Fortune and four times as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in America by Inc. The company has also been recognized eleven times as one of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island and as the Most Community Involved Company in Rhode Island by Providence Business News. For more information, please visit www.embracehomeloans.com.