The Association of Independent Mortgage Experts Reveals Further Executive Leadership Team Growth

The continuing evolution will intensify AIME's mission and ongoing commitment to protect, support, and grow the wholesale channel.

PHILADELPHIA--()--The Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME), a non-profit, national trade membership association created exclusively for independent mortgage brokers, welcomed additional AIME members to the organization’s executive leadership team: Jamie Cavanaugh, Vice President of Outreach, Mike Cox, Vice President of Education, and, Janine Kempfer, Vice President of Impact.

"By expanding the leadership team with AIME members, our organization can better serve the entirety of the broker community,” said Katie Sweeney, CEO of AIME. “Each of the additional Vice Presidents is an advocate for the wholesale mortgage industry and fully dedicated to building a thriving business, leading with integrity, and creating a culture of empowerment for our channel.”

A long-term AIME member, Jamie Cavanaugh is the current President of California-based Amerifund Home Loans, Inc. With twenty-five years of experience in operations, sales, business efficiencies, and vendor services, her 2021 volume surpassed $104,730,000 in originations. As Vice President of Outreach, she will take charge of AIME’s membership recruitment efforts, identify new engagement opportunities, and promote the organization’s benefits to prospective members and partners.

“Jamie has a high-producing, well established mortgage brokerage that has deep relationships throughout our industry. She is a sought-after speaker and a popular panelist for mortgage conferences and has spoken at AIME events, including Fuse and Hall of AIME,” said Brendan McKay, President of Advocacy. “She has previously appeared on a number of well-known industry podcasts and is an active member of the Women's Mortgage Network. Because of her connection with the community and her authority in our industry, she is the ideal fit for the position of Vice President of Outreach.”

Mortgage Nerds Broker/Owner Mike Cox recently expanded his business into five states after successfully transitioning a top-producing Wisconsin retail mortgage office to the broker channel in 2020. Mike has over twenty years of mortgage industry experience. In 2021, he was able to secure $120 million in loan volume.

“In his role as Vice President of Education, Mike will apply education and outreach efforts in local communities as well as in the broker community, and teach consumers why utilizing an independent mortgage broker is best for them, while promoting the wholesale channel to future homebuyers and current homeowners alike,” said Marc Summers, President of Membership.

Additionally, Mike is a member of Vetted VA and is renowned for his marketing efforts to educate consumers and mortgage professionals on industry knowledge.

Janine Kempfer, Broker/Owner of Prime Mortgage, will be positioned at the forefront of promoting how brokers are the best option for underserved communities. With twenty-seven years of experience in the mortgage and real estate fields, she has helped numerous diverse families become homeowners or refinance their mortgages.

"As Vice President of Impact, Janine will preserve the wholesale channel by offering comprehensive service and support to the broker channel's progress,” said Tom Ahles, President of Growth. "She will work to recruit talent from outside industries and promote the benefits of the channel as the best option for consumers and brokers.”

Furthermore, Janine is a Franchise Business Consultant, helping those with an interest in owning a business discover the perfect venture.

The new additions to the executive team will be instrumental in establishing AIME's long-term leadership structure and exemplifying AIME’s mission, as well as reinforcing the message that brokers offer customers the best choices and the wholesale market offers mortgage professionals the greatest opportunity.

About Association of Independent Mortgage Experts

The Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME) is a non-profit, national trade membership association created exclusively for independent mortgage brokers. With over 40,000 members, AIME is committed to establishing a community of independent mortgage experts by creating an association that empowers them with unparalleled technology, continued education, and networking support necessary to successfully advise consumers nationwide with their residential mortgage needs. AIME operates with a growth-focused strategy, providing tools and resources to propel the wholesale channel beyond a 25% share of the mortgage market in 2022 and beyond.


Jennifer Leonard
VP of Brand Strategy

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The Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME) announces new member Vice Presidents to support the organization's mission and initiatives.


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Jennifer Leonard
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