First Guaranty Mortgage Appoints TPO National Underwriting Director

Kathleen Alvarez, an industry veteran with more than 25 years of underwriting knowledge and management experience in residential mortgage lending, has joined First Guaranty Mortgage Corp. (FGMC) as its third-party originations (TPO) national underwriting director.

‘[Alvarez] will be instrumental in expanding our TPO platform, collaborating with our TPO internal and external customers, and tasked to perpetually meet and/or exceed exceptional service levels,’ says Dea O'Hopp, chief operating officer at FGMC.

Most recently, Alvarez served as underwriting standards manager in the credit and loan quality center at Fannie Mae. Prior to that, she held numerous key roles at several other companies, including Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, GMAC Mortgage, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Co., Countrywide Home Loans, Citi Mortgage and JP Morgan Chase.


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