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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Washington, MO (December 16, 2013) – Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc., a privately-held St. Louis based mortgage-banking firm, is proud to announce Senior Loan Officer, Kelly O’Connell, has been named the 2013 Affiliate of the Year for the Franklin County Board of Realtors.

Kelly O’Connell is a Senior Loan Officer at Cornerstone. She has over 12 years of experience in originating residential and agricultural loans. Kelly has extensive product knowledge and experience in purchases as well as refinances. She has assisted many clients with getting their first home by utilizing the USDA Rural Development Loan. Kelly is a native of Washington, Missouri and the Franklin County area. However, her services extend to all counties of Missouri and Illinois. She has built her business on referrals from past clients, friends, and family. Kelly has also strived to create and maintain new relationships with business referral partners in and around her community.

The Franklin County Board of REALTORS® is an all REALTOR® Board, giving their members full rights and privileges. Their membership is comprised of real estate professionals, appraisers and affiliates who live and work throughout the Board’s jurisdiction. The Board gives members access to programs and services that will assist and enhance their professional development.

When asked about the award, Kelly stated, “This was truly a group effort with the entire staff at the Washington Office. Kevin, Ryan, Michelle, Amanda, and Sarah have all been amazing as well as the support staff at Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. I am honored to be a part of the best mortgage banker team in town.”

About Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.:
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. has been in operation since 1995 and was founded by Jim Dean (President/CEO) and Angi Stevenson (Senior Vice President/COO). Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. is currently licensed in six (6) states and has over 165 employees, with 14 locations and is rapidly growing. Jim Dean (President/CEO) was named one of the 100 Most Influential Mortgage Executives in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine in 2013 and 2014. Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. is an A+ accredited lender with the Better Business Bureau and continues to have an outstanding reputation. In 2013, Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. became the #1 largest lender in Missouri to have approvals from all three agencies: Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, and Fannie Mae. Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. was named a Top 100 Mortgage Company in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine. The company was listed as one of the top-producing mortgage lenders in the country by Scotsman Guide. Angi Stevenson (Senior Vice President/COO) and Cornerstone were featured in Forbes Magazine in 2013. Revenues at Cornerstone have grown to exceed $26 million dollars annually, with closed loan production surpassing $900 million annually. Cornerstone is a ProLoan approved lender. Cornerstone has been featured on the fastest growing privately-held companies in America list by INC. 500/5000 for four (4) years in a row. Regionally, the company has been the #1 fastest growing mortgage banker in Missouri for the last five (5) years and is currently the 17th fastest growing privately-held company in the St. Louis region. The company is currently the 2nd largest privately-held mortgage banker in Missouri. Cornerstone is also a Top 2 USDA lender in Missouri. Processing, underwriting, and closing are completed locally by Cornerstone.

For More Information, Contact:
Jim Dean, President
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
17280 N Outer 40 Rd., Suite 100
Chesterfield, MO 63005
(314) 995-9919

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