ADDISON, Texas, Jan. 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that mortgage industry veteran Katherine Carlsen has joined the company as underwriting manager. In her new role, Carlsen will utilize her more than 30 years of mortgage industry experience to lead underwriting for Mid America, enabling the company to sustain its track record of compliant loan origination while maintaining its industry-leading turn times.

Katherine Carlsen of Mid America Mortgage
PHOTO CAPTION: Katherine Carlsen will utilize her more than 30 years of mortgage industry experience to lead underwriting for Mid America Mortgage.

“While the digital foundation we’ve established has certainly played a role in Mid America’s ability to achieve turn time of one to two business days, the backbone of that technology is our team of highly experienced underwriters,” said Mid America Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode. “Katherine’s impressive track record for quickly, accurately and securely closing loans not only helps us preserve that standard of service but also expands our capacity to handle even greater loan volumes. We are confident in Katherine’s ability to amplify our underwriting efforts and proudly welcome her to the Mid America team.”

Bringing more than 30 years of mortgage experience to her new role, Carlsen has ensured the success of her teams by leading dedicated training, coaching and development initiatives to enhance their skills. Her past employers include Wells Fargo and Salem Five Mortgage Company. Her professional achievements in previous roles include closing $100 million per month for six consecutive years, increasing closing volume by 100%, tripling submission volume and reducing turn time in underwriting from 10 days to only 24 hours.

“I’ve spent my career preparing underwriters for the unique challenges the mortgage market presents and maintaining a knowledgeable, service-oriented team means that employee engagement, hands-on training and coaching are essential for a lender’s success,” said Carlsen. “Mid America is a prime example of these principles in action. The team is full of mortgage professionals that are well-equipped and eager to meet the needs of an ever-changing industry, and I look forward to leading the underwriting division to even higher levels of efficiency and excellence.”

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.

Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation’s leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings eNotes. Click n’ Close is Mid America’s ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that gets home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n’ Close puts keys in the home buyer’s hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at

Frequently named a top mortgage employer/workplace by industry trade magazines such as Mortgage Professional AmericaMReportNational Mortgage News and National Mortgage Professional, Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join our growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit

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News Source: Click n' Close Inc.