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SSIONALS Julian Hebron Blog: Twitter: @thebasispoint Julian Hebron’s content appears on CNBC, WSJ, CNNMoney, Marketwatch, TheStreet and more. Top housing execs, journalists and policymakers rely on his @TheBasisPoint feed for straight talk from the retail lending trenches.

John H.P. Hudson Facebook: 139620189523728 Twitter: @Premier_Hudson YouTube: John H.P. Hudson recently served as the 2012-2013 Government Affairs Chairman for NAMB—The Association of Mortgage Professionals and worked to shape the future of the mortgage market. “My job with NAMB is to fight for brokers and loan professionals. My job with Premier Nationwide Lending is to help my business partners close and fund more loans. My team and I have been effective because we have embraced the use of social media to effectively get our message across. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn have helped me educate thousands of mortgage professionals on industry issues affecting them,” said Hudson. Dustin Hughes Facebook: Dustin Hughes’ Facebook group, Hughes’ Troop, has more than 2,400 members, many of which are mortgage professionals. This group follows Dustin’s journey as he battles brain cancer. This group is a source of inspiration and hope for those who admire Dustin’s courage and strength in this trying time.

Mark Madsen Facebook: Twitter: @mark_madsen Mark Madsen manages a portfolio of more than 13,800 consumer-focused mortgage and real estate niche Web sites which has produced more than 42,100 organic mortgage leads from top search engine marketing strategies in the month of May alone. He runs the largest mortgage professional network on Google Plus, as well as a few very active private mortgage and real estate blogging communities on Facebook. Justin McHood Facebook: Twitter: @jmchood Justin McHood has been in the mortgage business since 2003 and has made the transition from offline to online when it comes to talking about mortgages. You can find him on various mortgage and real estate industry blogs discussing mortgage topics as well as Twitter and Facebook. He is based in Phoenix, Ariz. and works with a number of different organizations helping them with their mortgage lead generation efforts. Jeffrey Nelson Facebook: Twitter: @jefflnelson LinkedIn: Jeffrey Nelson is a mortgage and financial executive with 25 years in wholesale and retail mortgage originations. Positions Jeff has held include president, executive vice president, senior vice president, national and regional sales manager for private and public companies. Jeff produces a weekly show on the economy for KDPI FM community radio. Currently works in retail mortgage originations as a Regional Manager for Gateway Funding DMS LP based out of his offices in Sun Valley, Idaho. Lewis Poretz Facebook: Twitter: @lewisporetz LinkedIn: A 20-plus-year veteran of the mortgage industry and early adopter of social media, Lewis Poretz’s online presence includes 9,000-plus Twitter followers, Twitter chat host, 4,200-plus LinkedIn connections, Linkedin group builder, a “Rainmaker,” Zillow Mortgages Unzipped featured blogger, and speaker at conferences in the U.S. and Canada discussing social media for the mortgage and real estate industries. Poretz is a branch recruiter for AnnieMac Home Mortgage. Adam Smith Facebook: Twitter: @adampsmith1 YouTube: Adam P. Smith is the President of The Colorado Real Estate Finance Group, Inc., a Commercial and Residential Real Estate Finance Firm. During his career he has helped thousands of clients, both individuals and corporations, in their goals regarding real estate finance as well as both personal and corporate finance and has personally written billions of dollars in mortgage and finance deals. Brandon Snider Facebook: Twitter: @cfmbrandon LinkedIn: Brandon Snider has attracted more than 3,500 fans for his Facebook Page by constantly posting engaging and relevant content to his fans, comprised of real estate agents, as well as past and “future” clients. He also has more than 2,700 “Friends” on his personal Facebook profile, 600-plus connections on LinkedIn and nearly 400 followers on Twitter.

David Lykken Facebook: Twitter: @davidlykken LinkedIn: David Lykken, a 40-year veteran of the mortgage industry is a leading mortgage industry business strategy consultant as well as an industry spokesman commenting as a guest on FOX, CNBC, CBS Evening News, Bloomberg radio and NPR, and many radio shows. Additionally, he started a LinkedIn discussion group called “Loan Originator Compensation & New Rules” which continues to grow and now has over 6,000 members, as well as having his

John G. Stevens Facebook: Twitter: @johnglenstevens LinkedIn: John G. Stevens has had the privilege of serving on the board of directors for both the Utah Association of Mortgage Professionals (UAMP) as well as NAMB—The Association of Mortgage Professionals. His desire to serve and help others is what makes him stand out as a pillar in this ever-changing industry.

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Todd LaBorwit Facebook: Twitter: @todd_laborwit LinkedIn: Todd LaBorwit has been in the mortgage business since 1997. He is skilled in developing strategies to maintain a high client retention and referral rate. He operates with the highest level of integrity and focuses on empowering his clients, and is known in his community as a professional who truly cares. Todd specializes in working with financial advisors, attorneys, CPAs and real estate agents. Todd is also the founder of, where a tree is planted and the client receives a coin of authentication.


Dan Keller Blog: Twitter: @dankellermtg YouTube: Dan Keller is using LinkedIn recommendations, Yelp reviews, and his blog to connect directly with homebuyers and real estate agents in the Seattle market. Dan also uses video e-mail and video texts to raise the level of communication and conversion in an industry that traditionally lacks in those departments.

own weekly podcast radio program called “Lykken On Lending” that can be heard nationally each Monday at noon Central Time by visiting

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