2020
IHDA Mortgage Lender Awards

Statewide Awards

Meet the loan officers who helped the most borrowers across the State of Illinois. 

Loan Officer Awards 

Meet the loan officers who are the lending leaders in their communities, categorized by region.

Lender 
Awards

A list of our top IHDA Mortgage Lending Partners categorized by by Illinois Region.

Award  Report

Download an annual report of this year's winning loan officers and lenders.

Top Statewide Loan Officers

These loan officers helped the most borrowers across the State of Illinois. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, hundreds of Illinois families have a new place to call home! We honor their commitment to helping homebuyers access affordable housing. Congratulations!
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STACY R. JONES

Midwest Community Bank

96 Units - $11,581,780.00

Stacy started in mortgage banking in 1990 as a loan processor and continued to grow her knowledge into closing and post-closing roles.  For the past 24 years she has been helping clients choose the best financing options customized to suit their needs. "I find it an honor to be able to help someone make homeownership a reality!" 

815-637-7605

NMLS ID:

565711

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JASON ACCOLA

Wintrust Mortgage

94 Units - $18,061,603.00

Since 2012, Jason has been annually recognized by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) with the Governor’s Award as top volume originator in the State of Illinois for first-time and repeat buyer down payment and closing cost assistance programs. He has provided over $125 million in homebuyer assistance to over 800 Illinois, Wisconsin & Indiana families. 

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312-753-7872

NMLS ID:

755894

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SAUL PINELA

Neighborhood Loans

87 Units - $16,489,880.00

Saul Pinela is a proud and esteemed member of the Residential Mortgage Lending community. He has been helping families with home financing since 2002 and has been blessed to be part of Neighborhood Loans since 2013.   The numerous accolades he has been awarded throughout his career show that having a foundation of trustworthiness, honesty and dedication will result in a loyal and growing client base. He truly enjoys meeting new families every day and being part of their journey to homeownership. That same passion is exhibited with everyone on his team. He was the #1 NAHREP Latino Loan Originator in Illinois in 2015 and 2016 and was ranked #9 in the Nation in 2016. In addition, he has been the Top Producer at Neighborhood Loans for 5 consecutive years and is a member of their President’s Club. While his track record speaks volumes, he is eager to continue his trajectory of becoming the most respected and knowledgeable Hispanic Mortgage Loan Officer in Chicago.  Saul was born in Chicago, IL, raised in Durango, Mexico and is engaged to Teresa, and father to Juliana, Lorenzo and Mateo. 

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708-738-1464

NMLS ID:

232162

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DIEGO RAMOS

Envoy Mortgage

80 Units - $8,243,268.00

Since 2014, Diego has proven to be a leader in mortgage lending. Recognized by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, Diego is ranked #32 nationwide and #3 in Illinois. His commitment to helping homebuyers has been instrumental to families across Illinois. 

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779-537-9620

NMLS ID:

1154265

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RON LAWSON

Academy Mortgage

69 Units - $7,613,808.00

Ron Lawson is a Branch Manager/Loan Officer with Academy Mortgage Corporation. He has been in the mortgage industry for 25+ years. Prior to his career in the mortgage industry, he served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps and then completed his undergraduate studies in Finance at Southern Illinois University. After graduating he moved back to his home town of Rockford and has worked in the area ever since. His top priority is to ensure that his clients are well educated and informed during the entire mortgage process. Ron’s hope is that by offering his clients a positive experience that they will return to him the highest compliment, business referrals.

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815-289-4319

NMLS ID:

224613

Top Statewide Loan Officers are scored by a total count of units purchased across the State of Illinois - Units as defined are new 1st lien position mortgage.

 

Top Loan Officers

 

Choose a Region:

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NORTHWEST

Stacy R. Jones

Midwest Community Bank

Stacy R. Jones

Units:

Volume:

96

$11,581,780.04

(815) 637-7605

1.

SOUTHERN

Becky Clifton

U.S. Bank

Becky Clifton

Units:

Volume:

37

$3,719,947.95

(618) 545-1241

1.

CHICAGOLAND

Jason Accola

Wintrust Mortgage

Jason Accola

Units:

Volume:

94

$18,061,603.46

(312) 753-7872

1.

CENTRAL

John Abraham

Caliber Home Loans

John Abraham

Units:

Volume:

48

$4,879,824.01

(309) 370-5172

1.

CENTRAL

Karylle Wike

Town & Country Banc Mortgage Services

Karylle Wike

Units:

Volume:

48

$4,955,330.61

(217) 329-1677

All lenders and loan officers are identified by the NMLS number entered on each purchased IHDA Loan. The NMLS number must be in the lender’s or loan officer’s name to contribute to their totals.

  • Loan officers are scored by a count of total units purchased across the State Of Illinois and are ranked within the region of which the majority of their loans are located – Units as defined as new 1st lien position mortgage

  • Chicagoland includes these counties: Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, Will

  • Northwest includes these counties: Bureau, Carroll, Henry, Jo Davies, Lee, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago

  • Central region Includes these counties: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Henderson, Livingston, Iroquois, Jersey, Knox, Logan, Macon, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McLean, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Peoria, Piatt, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Tazewell, Vermilion, Warren, Woodford

  • Southern regions Includes these counties: Alexander, Bond, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Massac, Menard, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, Williamson

Top Lenders

1.

CHICAGOLAND

Wintrust Mortgage

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

441

$79,803,973.22

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CHICAGOLAND

Neighborhood Loans

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

304

$58,165,335.34

2.

CHICAGOLAND

Guaranteed Rate, Inc.

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

320

$55,782,501.09

5.

CHICAGOLAND

LoanDepot

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

301

$51,569,420.46

3.

CHICAGOLAND

First Centennial Mortgage

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

311

$55,628,598.39

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NORTHWEST

Midwest Community Bank

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

222

$24,577,466.23

4.

NORTHWEST

Blackhawk Bank

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

108

$10,519,018.34

2.

NORTHWEST

Envoy Mortgage

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

220

$23,450,768.38

5.

NORTHWEST

Midland States Bank

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

58

$6,554,238.64

3.

NORTHWEST

Academy Mortgage Corp

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

138

$15,545,588.58

1.

CENTRAL

First State Mortgage

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

278

$33,791,140.70

4.

CENTRAL

Town & Country Banc Mortgage Services

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

60

$5,826,795.36

2.

CENTRAL

Caliber Home Loans

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

178

$17,866,756.81

5.

CENTRAL

Fortress Bank

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

48

$4,607,743.99

3.

CENTRAL

Flat Branch Home Loans

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

165

$16,598,119.70

1.

SOUTHERN

New American Funding, Inc.

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

76

$8,384,546.82

4.

SOUTHERN

Peoples National Bank

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

49

$3,574,104.11

2.

SOUTHERN

U.S. Bank

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

70

$6,691,019.90

5.

SOUTHERN

Carrollton Bank

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

46

$5,234,297.63

3.

SOUTHERN

USA Mortgage

Regional Units:

Regional Volume:

63

$6,347,745.38

Choose a Region:

All lenders and loan officers are identified by the NMLS number entered on each purchased IHDA Loan. The NMLS number must be in the lender’s or loan officer’s name to contribute to their totals.

  • Scored by a count of total units purchased within the region specified. Units as defined as new 1st lien position mortgage

  • Chicagoland includes these counties: Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, Will

  • Northwest includes these counties: Bureau, Carroll, Henry, Jo Davies, Lee, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago

  • Central region includes these counties: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Henderson, Livingston, Iroquois, Jersey, Knox, Logan, Macon, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McLean, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Peoria, Piatt, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Tazewell, Vermilion, Warren, Woodford

  • Southern regions includes these counties: Alexander, Bond, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Massac, Menard, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, Williamson