SEATTLE, WA — Movement Mortgage (Movement), the nation’s sixth-largest retail mortgage lender, is pleased to announce the addition of Allie Lord as regional director in King County, Washington, which includes various communities that make up Kirkland and Greater Seattle, the state’s most populous region.
With over two decades of industry experience, Lord (NMLS #173252) will oversee Movement’s growth in the region, including loan production, business development, recruiting, culture and community involvement. Prior to this appointment, Lord held a variety of positions with other leading lenders, including Cobalt Mortgage.
“I started in the mortgage industry as a summer job in 1999,” recalls Lord. “By 2001, I was working as a full-time receptionist for a mortgage company in which my mother-in-law was a founding partner. Little did I know it would change the trajectory of my life.”
“Since then, I’ve been a processing and loan officer assistant, a loan officer, a sales manager and a branch manager,” she added. “For the past four years, I managed my former employer’s number one branch nationwide, leading 150 employees, forty-five of whom were loan officers closing an average of 6,000 loans a year.”
“We are thrilled to have Allie lead our team as a regional director for the Seattle and Kirkland metropolitan areas,” said Movement president Mike Brennan. “Her commitment to the growth and development of our people in the area will help us grow our influence and home financing footprint in the Pacific Northwest. She’s hitting the ground running, and we couldn’t be happier to have her join the Movement family.”
An alumnus of Shoreline Community College and the University of Washington, Lord knows the region well, as she was born and still resides in Kirkland. “I met my husband Chris when we were both 12 years old,” she said. “And we’ve just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary.”
When not working, the mother of four enjoys traveling, listening to podcasts, and dining out in the communities she loves. “I’m always on the hunt for the world’s best dessert,” she added.
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.