Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Ontario, California - Sep 15, 2017 - Brian Weide, Branch Manager of SunStar Mortgage Services, a division of Golden Empire Mortgage, Inc., (GEM) was distinguished by the California Association of Mortgage Professionals (CAMP) with two awards at their Annual Awards Gala at Summer CAMP 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center in early August. In its 27 years of existence, Weide became the first to have received both the CAMP Professional Award and its Lifetime Achievement Award simultaneously in the same year.
Weide, a seasoned mortgage financing professional of over 38 years, has been with SunStar Mortgage Services for over two decades. He entered the field of mortgage lending in 1978, working for a hand full of mortgage companies until 1988, when he joined SunStar Mortgage, eventually purchasing the business in 1990.
Weide was an independent mortgage broker until 2004, at which time SunStar became an affiliate of Bristol Home Loans, a major mortgage brokerage in Southern California. In October 2008, SunStar became the DBA for Golden Empire Mortgage’s Ontario office, with Weide becoming the manager of the branch.
The business of mortgage lending has been challenging but, even more so, rewarding. It is my goal to help as many folks as possible realize the dream of homeownership in a way that helps them fulfill their life’s goals from a financial and personal perspective.
Weide joined CAMP in 1991, helping to form its Inland Empire Chapter. He has been on the Inland Empire Chapter’s Board of Directors consistently since 1991, and has served as its President three different times. Brian has been on the state board of CAMP several times. He has also been on the state executive committee, having served as Treasurer, Secretary and, most recently, Vice-President overseeing Ethics.
One of Weide’s major accomplishments in serving CAMP’s Board of Directors was contributing to its by-laws. Last year, while heading the Ethics committee, he evoked positive change by rallying to amend its by-laws that address ethics between other mortgage professionals in the business and not just clientele. The amendment became part of CAMP’s established Code of Ethics.
Says Weide, “I am honored to receive these two special awards from CAMP. To survive what has been, at times, a tumultuous road in the lending business, I have always put the diverse needs of my clients first. I have had years of experience turning first-time buyers into happy homeowners, as well as serving the needs of subsequent homeownership and/or refinancing for those who have already experienced the rewards of homeownership. The business of mortgage lending has been challenging but, even more so, rewarding. It is my goal to help as many folks as possible realize the dream of homeownership in a way that helps them fulfill their life’s goals from a financial and personal perspective.”
Joe Ewens, GEM’s EVP/Production stated “Brian has dedicated his career to supporting the mission and purpose of the CAMP values, and is deserving of both CAMP’s Professional Award as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award. We are privileged to have Brian on our team”.
Weide is also a Past Chairman of the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce. He graduated from the University of Redlands in 1982 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Brian and his wife Roberta, married since 1975, have two grown children and live in Upland, California.
About Golden Empire Mortgage
NMLS 2427 – Golden Empire Mortgage, Inc. (GEM) is a privately-held, full-scale mortgage banker with more than 60 retail branches throughout California, Arizona, Oregon and Washington. Family owned, the company and its subsidiary, GEM Mortgage, offer a wide array of mortgage products with a focus on quality, compliance, and unmatched customer service. In 2016, the company originated more than $2 billion in mortgages and for the past two years has been recognized as one of the Top Mortgage Bankers in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine. Golden Empire Mortgage was founded in 1987 and is based in Bakersfield, California. For more information, visit www.gemcorp.com. 1200 Discovery Drive, Ste. 300, Bakersfield, California 93309.
The California Association of Mortgage Professionals (CAMP) is a nonprofit, professional trade organization consisting of licensed mortgage brokers, salespersons, and affiliated lenders whose primary business is assisting consumers in obtaining residential and commercial real estate financing, and brokering mortgage loans. The Association is organized into 14 regional chapters throughout California.
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