Two employees of First Community Mortgage, Jennifer Bourgeois and Candra McLaughlin, are among the 100 operational superstars in housing included in HousingWire’s 2021 list of HW Insiders. HousingWire is a leading daily newsletter for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets.
“Jennifer has been an invaluable team member for 10+ years and is dedicated, reliable and provides a level of service that is admired companywide. Plus, her team loves working for her and loves her support; she is a model leader,” says Keith Canter, CEO of First Community Mortgage and one of the company’s founders. “Likewise, Candra and her Ops team are almost transparent to the organization: Doing what’s needed to get the job done and doing so in a way that seems effortless, which it definitely is not. So, it’s no surprise to me that both of these pros were selected for this esteemed honor.”
HW Insider winners are selected from nominees who are working in the U.S. housing economy, and each application must provide tangible evidence of significant impact within their individual company, primarily in the past 12 months.
“The winners of our Insiders award are an incredible group of leaders we’re proud to recognize for their essential contributions to their companies and the larger mortgage and real estate ecosystem,” HousingWire Editor and Chief Sarah Wheeler says. “Everyone on this year's list is a crucial part of their company's success and we're honored to give them the spotlight.”
Bourgeois, an exceptional FCM team member for nearly 12 years, is Assistant Vice President of Retail Closing. Canter notes that it is because of Jennifer and her team that FCM loan closings happen on time and smoothly, due in part to her proactive and approachable style and her unending commitment to our customer experience. She is based in the organization’s Murfreesboro office, working remotely from her home in Atlanta.
McLaughlin, a 23-year veteran of the mortgage industry, was recently promoted to Senior Vice President of Retail Divisions Regional Processing Managers from Vice President of Regional Processing. She is based in FCM’s Mt. Juliet office and resides in Spring Hill. She says her leadership style is, “own your business and you own your results.”
First Community Mortgage, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Community Bank of Tennessee, and includes Wholesale, Correspondent and Retail divisions. FCM is a FNMA, FHLMC, and GNMA seller/servicer and offers mortgage solutions to consumers and financial institutions. FCM funded over $3.5 billion in home loans in 2020. It was recently named one of the Best Places to Work 2021 by the Nashville Business Journal and one of the Top Work Places 2021 by the Tennessean newspaper. First Community Mortgage is an Equal Housing Lender, NMLS ID 629700.