APPLETON, WI — Movement Mortgage, the nation’s sixth-largest retail mortgage lender, is excited to announce the addition of loan officer Linda Williamson to its team serving Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest Region.
Williamson (NMLS #269744) brings with her 21+ years of mortgage financing experience as a loan originator, having recently served local homebuyers and real estate agents with Waterstone Mortgage. There, she was a regular member of the President’s Club, often making their platinum and diamond levels of production, and in 2021 she personally served 263 homebuyers in her market.
Williamson was named in the Top 1% of US-based loan originators by Scotsman Guide in 2020 and 2021. Prior to her success in home financing, she spent over 14 years with American Medical Security, a division of UnitedHealthcare.
“I was looking for something more and what I found with Movement is an opportunity to continue my personal growth and development while delivering a superior client experience,” said Williamson.
“I love seeing the joy on my client’s faces when they’re handed the key,” she added. “But there’s the added benefit of knowing that for every loan I close, part of our profit helps those in need through the company’s initiative to build schools and community centers in underserved communities. That culture — to love and value people — is a perfect fit for me!”
“We’re so excited to have Linda join the Movement family,” said Regional Sales Director Ricky Cheath (NMLS #293027). “Time and time again throughout her career in the mortgage business, Linda has proven that she has a passion for helping people achieve the American dream of sustainable homeownership.
“By bringing on a servant leader like Linda, it shows our commitment to the state of Wisconsin,” Cheath continued. “We want to help make a difference in people’s lives, we want to help the people in Wisconsin, and with Linda on our team, we are better equipped to do that.”
Williamson, who has three step-children, and one step-grandson, lives in Appleton, WI, with her fiancé, Barry DeWall.
“Barry and I live by the motto ‘Work hard, Play harder,’” she admits. “We’re both rescue-certified scuba divers, and we enjoy boating, riding UTVs in Wisconsin’s Northwoods and long rides on our Harley-Davidsons. Plus, I’m an Ironman finisher, and Barry is the leader of Curious Crow, an 8-piece rock band.”
“So, when we’re not working,” Williamson added, “you can sometimes find me being a roadie and sound person for the band.”
About Movement Mortgage
Movement Mortgage exists to love and value people by leading a Movement of Change in its industry, corporate culture and communities. Funding approximately $30 billion in residential mortgages annually, Movement is the sixth-largest retail mortgage lender in the U.S. Movement is best known for its innovative mortgage process and referable experience, which begins with upfront underwriting and a seven-day loan processing goal. The company employs more than 4,000 people, has more than 650 branches in the U.S. and is licensed in 50 states. After funding its balance sheet and investing in future growth, Movement’s profits are paid to its primary shareholder, the nonprofit Movement Foundation. To date, Movement Foundation has received more than $360 million of Movement profit to invest in schools, affordable housing, communities and global outreach. For more information, visit www.movement.com.