Congratulations to West Tennessee Mortgage Area Manager Karley Bond, who was named the Mortgage Bankers Association’s 2023 Willis Bryant Award winner.
Mortgage Area Manager, Jackson, Tennessee
Awarded annually by MBA Education, the education branch of the Mortgage Bankers Association, the Willis Bryant Award goes to a top student graduate of the School of Mortgage Banking. Qualifications include grades of “excellent” on all exams, demonstrating leadership, and industry contributions. Bond accepted the 2023 honor at the MBA’s Annual Convention and Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Bond joined Regions in 2007 as a Mortgage Loan Officer. In 2013, she was promoted to Mortgage Production Manager, and in 2019 she was again promoted to her current role as Mortgage Area manager for West Tennessee. A past president of the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association (2020-2021), Bond currently serves as its Education Co-director. She’s also a member of the MBA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Future Leaders committees.
She holds the Certified Mortgage Banker® and Accredited Mortgage Banker designations from MBA Education.
Keith Smith, Mid-West Regional Mortgage manager, said of Bond, “She’s a passionate leader who cares deeply about our customers and her team, and it shows. Her team consistently receives high marks for the service they deliver and their ability to help customers find homes that fit their budgets and help them build wealth.”
In Her Own Words:
“I am honored to receive this award, which I think strongly aligns with our mission at Regions to provide advice, guidance, education and exceptional service. I took these MBA courses because I believe you must continue to learn to be a leader and advocate for your customers.
“Helping families achieve homeownership not only fulfills their dreams, but also strengthens our communities. I love the fact that I get to play a small part in providing this service and be the person that helps families find a place to call home. That’s what drives my passion and love for what I do and this industry.”
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