BANKING: Murfreesboro Resident Named One of 50 National Honorees in HousingWire’s Seventh Annual Vanguard Awards

Oct 06, 2021 at 08:29 am by WGNS

ABOVE: First Community Mortgage Chief Risk Officer Samantha Meyer

First Community Mortgage Chief Risk Officer Samantha Meyer is one of 50 national honorees in HousingWire’s Seventh Annual Vanguard Awards, which recognize executives in the housing economy for outstanding leadership. HousingWire is a leading daily newsletter for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets.

Meyer is an active member of the Mortgage Bankers Association and is very involved in community and church activities. She is based in the organization’s corporate office and resides in Murfreesboro.

“Samantha is an expert in her field, with vast knowledge of every facet of mortgage lending – an unheard-of proposition given complicated lending requirements and regulations,” says Keith Canter, CEO of First Community Mortgage and one of the company’s founders. “She also is a thoughtful and nurturing leader, empowering her team members to maximize both their success and that of our customers. Managing risk and compliance for one of the largest lenders is a momentous responsibility, and Samantha is always up to the challenge. Thus, it’s no surprise she is the recipient of this prestigious recognition.”

Vanguards are selected from among executives who have led their organizations to unparalleled success, like expanding products, services and profits in the past twelve months. The 50 honorees were chosen for their vital contributions to their companies and the dynamic way they are changing the industry.

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“We are proud to recognize the 2021 Vanguard winners, who represent the industry's most impressive leaders, says HousingWire Editor and Chief Sarah Wheeler. “They are leading through an incredible time for those in the housing market — whether real estate, mortgage or fintech — and driving one of the largest sectors of our economy.”

Meyer, an FCM team member for 16 years, has managed nearly every operational department in the company. She became the first female on the Board of Directors for First Community Mortgage (2019) and has served as Vice President of FCM Cares (foundation) since its inception in 2016. Canter notes that, during the pandemic, Meyer “did not skip a beat” and provided ways to ensure her department had everything it needed to run smoothly, efficiently and safely. Over the last year, production nearly doubled for First Community Mortgage, yet business was “as usual,” with Meyer providing extra training sessions, always making herself available.

In March of 2021, FCM acquired A Mortgage Boutique, which Meyer headed up with her team from a compliance and licensing standpoint to ensure everyone was covered for Risk. 

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About First Community Mortgage

First Community Mortgage, Inc., which does business nationally, 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.



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