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Director of correspondent lending and chief compliance officer

Senior vice president of business development

Mid America Mortgage

Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group

Kara Lamphere manages Mid America Mortgage’s correspondent lending and compliance programs. During her 20-plus-year career, Lamphere’s main area of focus has been serving as a chief compliance officer, including a stint with a mortgage subsidiary that was generating $1 billion monthly in mortgage loans. Her extensive experience includes operations, quality control and audit – and she can now add sales to that list, thanks to a newly created platform for eClose and eNotes. She has been integral in the execution of these programs in Mid America’s retail and TPO channels. Lamphere also led the efforts to transition brokers to mortgage bankers through the eCorrespondent division, which has translated to reduced turnaround times and improved profitability for originators and correspondents. Lamphere has an enduring passion for team-building, mentoring, communication and finding simple yet effective solutions to complex problems. As a Certified Internal Auditor, she has trained numerous successors to follow in her footsteps, believing that doing so enhances her own ability to grow. A proponent of education, Lamphere has served on the board of trustees for Fort Worth Academy since 2014, and is part of its finance and governance committees.

Tina Jablonski has spent the past decade passionately introducing Gold Star’s industry-leading branching and support platform to mortgage lending’s most talented professionals, thereby playing a pivotal role in Gold Star’s growth strategy. Jablonski’s career history in business development spans 20 years, giving her the deep experience and insight required to accurately assess the ever-changing needs and expectations of modern professionals. A talented and dedicated ambassador for Gold Star, Jablonski partners with the company’s senior leadership in order to maximize recruiting initiatives and continually improve its branching platform.

YVETTE CLERMONT Branch manager Inlanta Mortgage

Yvette Clermont consistently ranks among Inlanta Mortgage’s top performers. She serves as a branch manager, overseeing staff members in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Lakewood Ranch, Florida. In addition, she serves on Inlanta’s advisory board, providing her insight and experience to the company’s senior leadership and her peers. Clermont has been in the industry since 1997 and holds the designation of Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist and is currently working on her CMB designation through the Mortgage Bankers Association. Dedicated to positive industry reforms, Clermont is also active on the MBA’s Political Action Committee and is a member of the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals, the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association and the Florida Bankers Association.


Mortgage Professional America issue 10.03  
Mortgage Professional America issue 10.03  

The magazine for mortgage professionals in America.