TMBA Recognizes Extraordinary Leadership

AUSTIN, TX – (June 6, 2011) – The Texas Mortgage Bankers Association (TMBA) honored R. Scott Gillen of Stewart Lender Services with the 2011 Larry E. Temple Distinguished Service Award at the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association’s 95th Annual Convention on May 24, 2011. Each year since 1953, TMBA has recognized an individual who provides extraordinary leadership and service to the association and the mortgage banking industry. The contributions made by such an individual go far above and beyond those of ordinary service.

Scott Gillen is Sr. Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for Stewart Lender Services. Mr. Gillen is responsible for oversight of Stewart's product development and strategy related to product implementation. Additionally, Mr. Gillen has direct management responsibilities over Stewart's Home Retention and Loss Mitigation initiatives. He oversees key client relationships as well as Stewart's GSE relationships. “The TMBA is very appreciative of Scott Gillen’s efforts over such a long time.  He deserves this recognition as an example of someone who devotes significant personal time to the development of his craft and to the benefit of his industry” said David E. Frase, CMB, AMP, TMBA President.

Prior to joining Stewart, Mr. Gillen served as Director of Sales and Marketing for Mortgage Resource Network (MRN).There his responsibilities included the ongoing management and oversight of MRN's sales and marketing efforts. Prior to that Mr. Gillen served in senior management positions with Harbor Financial Mortgage Corporation. In addition, Mr. Gillen pursued a private consulting career where he oversaw the liquidation of several large prime and subprime lenders and also assisted in several due diligence and audit projects.

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