LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Bankers Association of Arkansas (MBAA) kicked off its annual Fall Conference with a dinner at the Little Rocks Arts Center. Arkansas Governor, Asa Hutchinson welcomed the crowd of over 100 attendees.

The top 5 nominees for the Mortgage Banker of the Year were: Keith Smith of Regions Bank, Gene Holman of Bank of the Ozarks, Mike Milner of First Security Mortgage, Tricia Depeel of First Western Mortgage, and Mark Rydel of First Security Bank.

The award went to Mike Milner. Mr. Milner is the Senior Vice President at First Security Mortgage in charge of mortgage originations statewide. Mr. Milner is a former President of MBAA and served on its board for many years. He has served locally on the board of the Faulkner County Home Builders Association and as an active associate supporter of the Faulkner County Board of REALTORS®.

About the Mortgage Bankers Association of Arkansas:
Incorporated in 1959, the MBAA’s objective is to encourage sound business practices in the making, marketing and servicing of real estate mortgage loans.

This is accomplished through: educating and training industry professionals; providing networking opportunities: developing open and fair standards and practices for the industry; and representing the industry’s voice on legislative and regulatory issues.

If you would like more information about the MBAA, please visit:

* Photo Caption: Ryan Atkins, MBAA President – Governor Asa Hutchinson – Bucky Houser, MBAA Vice President

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