Overland Park, KS (October 6, 2016) – Kansas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced James Griffiths of Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc., was honored with a Patriot Award on September 21, 2016 in recognition of his extraordinary support of an employee serving in the United States Army Reserve.

According to Walt Frederick, ESGR State Chair, “The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve.  Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.”

SPC. Durojaiye O. Akinmoladun, a member of 10th Psychological Operations unit in St. Louis, Missouri, nominated Griffiths for the award stating “Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc., which is headquartered in St. Louis, is a very military-supportive place to work.”  Griffiths received the award as the direct supervisor of Akinmoladun. Mr. Griffiths accepted the award from Diane Boeger, Kansas ESGR Area Chair.

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About Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. was founded by Jim Dean and current President/CEO Angi Stevenson in 1996. Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. is licensed in 10 states and has over 200 employees, with 16 locations and continues its rapid growth. Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. is an A+ accredited lender with the Better Business Bureau and continues to have an outstanding reputation. Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. secured approvals from all three federal agencies: Fannie Mae (2010), Ginnie Mae (2012) and Freddie Mac (2013). In addition, Cornerstone is also recognized as a Top USDA Lender in Missouri, currently holding the #3 ranking and is a ProLoan Approved Lender. Cornerstone has been featured as one of the fastest growing mortgage companies in America by INC. 500/5000 for five (5) years in a row. Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. was named a Top 100 Mortgage Company in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine, is listed as one of the top-producing mortgage lenders in the country by Scotsman Guide, and Forbes Magazine has featured Angi Stevenson and Cornerstone. Regionally, the company has been the #1 fastest growing mortgage banker in Missouri for the last five (5) years and is currently the 2nd largest privately-held mortgage banker in the state. Cornerstone is also the 17th fastest growing privately-held company in the St. Louis region. Processing, underwriting and closing are completed locally by Cornerstone.

For More Information, Contact:
Chris Scheer, Regional Manager
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
10740 Nall Avenue, Suite 150
Overland Park, KS 66211
(913) 944-4200

The above information is for educational purposes only. All information, loan programs and interest rates are subject to change without notice. All loans subject to underwriter approval. Terms and conditions apply. Always consult an accountant or tax advisor for full eligibility requirements on tax deduction.