November 2, 2018

2018 Top Loan Officers Earn Recognition

(L to R) Kyle Swiden - Area 1, Dona Mae Johnson - Area 3, Lori Norby - Area 4, Connie Bridges - Area 5, Lorre Buhler - Area 6 and Pam Larson - Area 7 (not pictured - Julie Brownell - Area 2) (L to R) Kyle Swiden - Area 1, Dona Mae Johnson - Area 3, Lori Norby - Area 4, Connie Bridges - Area 5, Lorre Buhler - Area 6 and Pam Larson - Area 7 (not pictured - Julie Brownell - Area 2)

PIERRE, S.D. (11/02/18) – South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is pleased to announce the seven top loan officers for SDHDA’s loan products.  

The top SDHDA loan officers of 2018 are: Kyle Swiden, Plains Commerce Bank, Sioux Falls, Area 1; Julie Brownell, Plains Commerce Bank, Aberdeen, Area 2; Dona Mae Johnson, BankWest, Pierre, Area 3; Lori Norby, CU Mortgage Direct, LLC, Madison, Area 4; Connie Bridges, First Bank & Trust, Brookings, Area 5; Lorre Buhler, Gateway Mortgage Group, Rapid City, Area 6; and Pam Larson, First Dakota National Bank, Mitchell, Area 7.

Together these seven loan officers contributed more than $37.4million in homeownership loans in twelve months.  

“At SDHDA, loan officers are critical to the success of our programs,” said Brent Adney, director of homeownership programs.  “The Loan Officer Recognition Program is a small token from SDHDA in appreciation of all the work they do for this organization and their strong commitment to providing affordable homeownership opportunities for South Dakotans.”

The SDHDA Loan Officer Recognition Program is an annual honor designed to recognize loan officers who consistently promote affordable housing by offering SDHDA programs.  Loan officers from SDHDA Participating Lenders were divided into seven geographic areas by county population base and the number of SDHDA loans purchased. 

In addition, SDHDA also honored the top five lending institutions within the state. They are Plains Commerce Bank, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, First Bank and Trust, NA Sioux Falls, Premier Home Mortgage, and First Premier Bank.

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About South Dakota Housing Development Authority

South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) was created by the South Dakota legislature in 1973 with a stated mission to provide decent, safe and affordable housing to low- and moderate-income South Dakotans.  SDHDA is a self-supporting, nonprofit entity that uses no State tax dollars to fund its operating budget.  SDHDA utilizes housing bonds, tax credits and other federal and state resources to fund housing programs that provide mortgage and downpayment assistance, housing construction and rehabilitation, homelessness prevention and rental assistance.

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