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MISMO Announces Its 2023 Board Of Directors

MISMO, the real estate finance industry’s standards organization, announced its Board of Directors for 2023.

“MISMO’s work to enhance efficiency, increase interoperability, and lead the mortgage market’s digital transformation is essential to a thriving mortgage market,” said Bob Broeksmit, CMB, MBA President and CEO. “I am confident this talented group of professionals will lead MISMO in its work to develop innovative solutions and provide essential standards that enhance the business practices of our industry.”

MISMO Board members represent a cross-section of the residential and commercial real estate finance industry. Board members are responsible for overseeing MISMO’s standards activities and serve two-year terms. MBA appoints all directors and chairs. MISMO committee chairs serve as ex-officio representatives on the MISMO Board.

“MISMO’s unique ability to bring the industry together has become increasingly important as we navigate today’s challenging market conditions,” said Jan Davis, Acting President of MISMO. “The talent and expertise our new board members bring to MISMO leadership strengthens our ability to continue to solve the business challenges our industry faces.”

The MISMO Board of Directors will be chaired by John Hedlund, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, AmeriHome. Steve Powel, SitusAMC Board of Directors member, will serve as Vice Chair. MISMO Board ex-officio members are: Jan Davis, MISMO; and, Randy Poirier, Vice President Data Strategy, Black Knight, Inc.

“MISMO standards play a critical role in enhancing mortgage transactions, and I am honored to lead its Board of Directors alongside such a talented and dedicated group of senior industry executives,” said Hedlund. “In today’s market, MISMO’s work is more important than ever before, and I look forward to focusing on innovative solutions that will further benefit the entire mortgage market.”

New members of the MISMO Board are:

  • Michele Bodda, President, Experian Mortgage, Verification Solutions and Employer Services
  • Jason Bressler, EVP, Chief Technology Officer, United Wholesale Mortgage
  • Stephanie M. Durflinger, Senior Vice President, ICE Mortgage Technology
  • Tim Elkins, Executive Vice President and Chief Production Officer, PrimeLending
  • Suzanne Garwood, Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase
  • Aravind “Jag” Jagannathan, Vice President and Chief Data Officer Single-Family Strategic Delivery, Data, Operations and Technology, Freddie Mac
  • Teri Pansing, Senior Vice President Corporate Closing, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
  • Brian D. Smith, Chief Technology Officer, Black Knight, Inc.

Returning members of the MISMO Board are:

  • Jim Follette, Senior Managing Director, Chief Mortgage Operations Officer
  • Mike Fratantoni, Chief Economist, Senior Vice President of Research and Technology, MBA
  • John Hedlund, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, AmeriHome    
  • Jeff Hurley, Senior Managing Director, CBRE
  • Kurt Johnson, Executive Vice President, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, Mr. Cooper
  • Sage Nichols, Executive, Client Success, CoreLogic   
  • Steve Powel, SitusAMC Board of Directors, SitusAMC
  • Eric Ray, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, Co-Head of homegenius, Radian
  • Sally French Tyler, Executive Vice President and Group President, First American Title Insurance Company
  • Chuck Walker, Senior Vice President Strategy, Fannie Mae
  • Michael Wood, Credit Risk Executive
  • Brian Woodring, Chief Information Officer, Rocket Mortgage

MISMO’s work to solve key business challenges is made possible due to lender support of the MISMO Innovation Investment Fee. For information on MISMO and how to join visit