The Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME), a non-profit, national trade membership association created exclusively for independent mortgage brokers, has promoted Katie Sweeney to CEO. As CEO, Sweeney will continue to focus on AIME’s core mission to support independent mortgage brokers and grow the wholesale mortgage channel.
Sweeney previously served as AIME’s executive vice president of strategy, where she spearheaded partnerships with top wholesale mortgage lenders and industry vendors to provide real-time support and exclusive access to mortgage brokers. She successfully brought to market a revolutionary portal that provided an all-encompassing technology solution for wholesale brokers as senior vice president at ARIVE. Drawing upon her experience in consumer direct lending as vice president at Pacific Union Financial, she will leverage her background in consumer experience and data implementation to continue to fulfill AIME’s vision to champion the broker channel and to increase the wholesale channel’s market share.
“I’m excited to rally for the independent originator by leading AIME’s support of brokers to develop future initiatives that are essential to the growth of the channel,” said Katie Sweeney. “AIME is uniquely positioned to help brokers successfully meet the needs of today’s homebuyers since our team is comprised of professionals who inherently understand the needs of this essential audience.”
With the current refinance boom and surge in home buying purchases, now more than ever, wholesale mortgage professionals need dedicated support that is committed to broker sustainability within the current and future market to help them better serve homebuyers. In this new executive position, Sweeney and AIME President Marc Summers will lead AIME’s business objectives by providing accessible educational resources and business support to brokers who are serving their local communities.
Sweeney’s focus on day-to-day business operations at AIME will continue to fulfill the mission, vision, and goals of the association. Marc Summers, broker owner and president of AIME, will continue in his role to advocate for the broker community and all of AIME’s members.