Churchill Mortgage has named Kelly Lee as Senior Vice President of Production in the Northwest region, the company announced in a press release.
The appointment comes as part of Churchhill Mortgage’s expansion in the Pacific Northwest. Lee will oversee the entire division, which has 30 branches, including all production.
“In addition to being a natural servant leader with a proven track record of developing profitable branches in the Pacific Northwest, Kelly has been a longtime mentor to me since I first started out in this business,” said Kevin J. Hanna, President of the Churchill Mortgage Pacific Northwest Region.
“He’s an undeniable asset to the team with his attention to detail, knack for collaborative problem solving, and dedication to a people-centric culture. We’re assembling the dream team to create something that hasn’t been seen or done before in the mortgage industry. Our people over profits approach, commitment to debt-free homeownership, and creation of a truly revolutionary platform will propel us to the top as we keep our clients and customers top-of-mind.”
Lee brings two decades of mortgage industry experience to the position. His past experience includes EVP, Divisional Manager at PrimeLending, where Lee grew PrimeLending’s presence on the West Coast from $280 million to $3.1 billion.
He has also served as VP of Sales and EVP for a regional mortgage company. Lee is a U.S. Army veteran.
“Many mortgage companies are having a difficult time right now weathering market headwinds, but Churchill, especially on the West Coast, is moving in the opposite trajectory,” said Jeff Miller, Vice President of the Churchill Mortgage Northwest Region.
“Business is booming and we’re fully invested in growing our team and our regional presence as we enhance our customer service capabilities. Prospective buyers have quickly recognized that Churchill’s process-oriented approach puts them in the best position for long-term financial growth and stability. We’re building something different here and we’re proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish thus far.”
The PNW division is headquartered in Portland. Branches in the area include Astoria, Ore.; Lake Oswego, Ore.; Bend, Ore.; Spokane, Wash.; Battle Ground, Wash.; Auburn, Wash.; Tri Cities, Wash.; Boise, Idaho; Orem, Utah; Las Vegas, Nev.; Kihei, Hawaii; and Anchorage, Alaska.