(previously Emerging Leaders)

MBA of St. Louis has been our local industry’s caretaker since 1928. As the second oldest chapter in our nation, we have always relied upon our local leaders to ensure mortgage bankers’ prosperous future and strong reputation. To that end, we are inviting you to help us identify the rising stars in your organization that can help shape the future of mortgage banking through their active participation. MBA of St. Louis is accepting nominations for our innovative 2021 MortgageU program now through March 26th, 2021.

Our two new MortgageU programs are designed to develop your employee(s) by expanding the depth of their mortgage industry with an overview of the loan flow from application to lien release. Our 2021 MortgageU classes will virtually visit several area companies to gain valuable insight into departmental structures, purposes, challenges, and solutions.

MortgageU I: Mortgage industry basics in 8 x 1.5-hour virtual classes in April - May 2021. Topics include: processing, credit, title, MI, closing and post closing.

MortgageU II: Intermediate mortgage industry 8 x 1.5-hour virtual classes in September – November 2021. Topics include: originating, pricing, correspondent / wholesale, government and conventional underwriting, and quality control.

The tuition for each program is minimal, but the benefits will greatly enhance your employees’ knowledge and skills.

  • $250 for Members / $299 for Non-Members
  • Group Discount $200 per person from same company
  • $400 for BOTH MortgageU I and MortgageU II programs

Tuition includes complimentary registration for MBA of St. Louis meetings and happy hour events*. Invoices will be sent after applicant approval. Through these two new MortgageU programs, your valued employee(s) will learn more about the mortgage industry and gain leadership skills while becoming an active member of MBA of St. Louis.

Space in the MortgageU program is limited, so please submit your nominations by 3/26/21.

If you have any more questions about MortgageU please contact Patti Esswein, Genworth Mortgage Insurance, at or 919-846-4412.


Patti Esswein, Chairperson, MBA of St. Louis – Special Projects Committee – MortgageU formally known as Emerging Leaders

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*Tuition does not include MBA of St. Louis special events (i.e. 5K charity run, golf tournament, NMLS continuing education course)

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