4th Annual Best in Business Awards


Celebrate the Best in Business with WMBA! Join your colleagues on October 25 as we announce the winners of this year’s awards and celebrate the best in the Wisconsin Mortgage Industry.

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We’re excited to announce the finalists of the 4th Annual Best In Business Awards! These finalists were recognized by their peers for the fantastic job that they do and the contributions they make every day. They are thoroughly knowledgeable and hardworking; they’re producers and go-getters with amazing service skills. They are shining examples of greatness in our industry.
A cocktail reception will be held to honor these finalists, followed by a plated dinner and an awards program to announce the winners and celebrate the great things our industry does every day.
Statewide Award - 2018 WINNERS
Mortgage Banker of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award

Margaret Haagensen, Waterstone Bank

John Inzeo, Wisconsin Mortgage Corp.
Best Industry Service Provider Community Involvement Award

Jean Daul, Knight Barry Title Services


Carrie Holan, Guidance Mortgage

Rising Star Best in Servicing

Victoria Ortgiesen, First American Title 

Renee Carlson, Associated Bank
Best in Leadership Best in Processing
Kristin Nesbitt, Old National Bank

Denise Engstrom, Associated Bank
Lisa  Pankow, First Bank Financial Centre
Best in Underwriting  

Pam Peterson, Old National Bank

 Best Loan Originator - Credit Union Best Loan Originator Community Bank

Karen Braun, Landmark Credit Union


Aaron Meyer, Settlers Bank

Best Loan Originator - Large Bank Best Loan Originator - Mortgage Banker

Sara Whitley, Old National Bank

Julie Zielinski, Waterstone Mortgage


5:30 pm  .............................. Reception
6:30 pm  .............................. Dinner
7:30 pm  .............................. Awards Program


$400 .............................. Reserved Table (8 people)
$50 .............................. Individual Registration
Registration Deadline - October 23, 2018

Event Location

Marriott Milwaukee West
W231N1600 Corporate Ct

Waukesha, WI 53186
Property Website

Hotel Reservations
Marriott Milwaukee West
A limited number of guestrooms are available for Wednesday, October 24
Rates:                         $129 + state and local tax per night, single or double occupancy  

Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to arrival (6pm 2 days before)
Cut-off Date:               October 4, 2018
Call:                            877-651-7666 
Reserve Online:         Book your group rate 

Be sure to identify yourself with the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Best in Business Awards when making your reservations.

Complimentary on-site parking is available.
Hotel Directions avalable here.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor


Event Sponsors
Table Sponsors




Table Sponsor $500 Sponsor a table for your colleagues and/or clients. Table includes:
  • Eight (8) seats at a reserved table
  • Two (2) bottles of wine
  • Logo recognition in promotional messages and on event signage
Platinum Sponsor $500 Overall event sponsorship that includes:
  • Premium logo listing on email blasts to entire membership and on event web site
  • Verbal recognition from the event’s emcee
  • Premium logo placement on scrolling slides during reception
  • Premium logo placement on bar
  • Premium logo placement on event signage
  • Premium logo placement on event program
Event Sponsor $250 Overall event sponsorship that includes:
  • Logo on email blasts to entire membership and event web site
  • Verbal recognition from the event’s emcee
  • Logo placement on scrolling slides during reception
  • Logo placement on event signage
  • Logo placement on event program




Contact Us

Wisconsin Mortgage 
Bankers Association
4075 Vilas Road
Cottage Grove, WI 53527

Phone: 608-255-4180