Meet the Team
Alice Alvey, Senior Vice President, Master CMB – Consultant, InstructorAlice began processing loans in 1982, became an originator and then moved to underwriting and found her niche in operations. She was hired by a national wholesale and retail bank in 1989 as part of a small team to begin a TPO origination division and eventually became Senior Vice President of Operations. In this role Alice was responsible for all operations including underwriting, funding, post closing, servicing and quality control. She served as the corporate compliance officer, working directly with HUD, FDIC, FRB, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on all audits while the bank grew to close 3 billion in residential loans.
Since January 1996, Indecomm-Mortgage U has created countless customized training programs for classroom and internet learning from application through loan delivery and all things compliance and FHA. MU is an education partner with Campus MBA delivering their FHA programs including training for FHA on FHA single family and hospital products. In addition to education she has developed several products and services including automated compliance Health Checklists, appraiser credential management and customized procedure manuals for lenders, banks and credit unions across the country seeking to build compliant and efficient operations.
Alice is a Master Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB), designated by the Mortgage Bankers Association of America. Alice currently serves on the state board of the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association as the education consultant and the advisory board for Habitat For Humanity Michigan Fund. She served on Fannie Mae’s Risk Management Advisory Counsel and as an instructor for Fannie Mae’s Housing Finance Institute; In 2000 she received the Vic Miller Outstanding Mortgage Banker award from the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association. In 2009 she received the James T. Barnes award for significant contributions and outstanding dedication throughout the years to the mortgage banking industry.
A promotion followed to a Senior Underwriting role where she was also responsible for educating her fellow underwriting team on HUD guideline changes and the eligibility rules for Conventional loans. Amy enjoyed the training aspect of her job so much she was hired as an instructor for CitiMortgage. She helped train the operations staff in the Ann Arbor location in an intense eight month program for navigating through the CitiMortgage loan origination software. While an instructor there, Amy received accolades for enthusiasm and exceptional team work from the management staff. In 2008, Amy was hired as an Instructor and Author at Indecomm-Mortgage U. She has drafted comprehensive underwriting guidelines for a national lender and has created an extensive income and asset training course for another one of Indecomm-Mortgage U’s longstanding clients. She has monitored and edited the FHA Fundamentals live online course, the VA Fundamentals live online course, and the Closing, Post Closing and Insuring FHA Loans live online course. She is also a contributing author for the Practical Guide to FHA Lending and the Practical Guide to VA Lending, both of which are published online. Amy has also been one of the instructors for the intense 20 Hour SAFE Act Comprehensive Mortgage Loan Originator education and assisted in the creation of many of Indecomm-Mortgage U’s federal and state origination test preparation tools. In addition, Amy serves as a member of the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association. Amy takes great pride in providing a captivating and challenging learning environment for each of her students. She truly enjoys meeting and assisting students in any of the Indecomm-Mortgage U courses, whether they have many years of experience or if that student has only just begun their work in the industry.
Deciding to take a different path in mortgage finance, Teresa began underwriting conventional and government loans. Earning her Direct Endorsement (DE) underwriting approval allowed her to underwrite FHA loans, which have always been an integral part of her residential finance career. The underwriting experience led her to the role of an auditor, reviewing and auditing government files for a local bank for several years. Teresa also helped remedy a local lender from a critical status with the Veterans Administration. After working directly with several of the VA’s Regional Loan Centers to resolve their audit issues, Teresa was able to help the lender keep their automatic lending authority.
Stepping outside of the originating arena and into operations was a huge shift in her career, but it is what led her to bring a well-rounded training environment to her students at Indecomm-Mortgage U. Her main objective is to assist all students with achieving their educational goals in residential financing, whether it’s a seasoned broker completing their SAFE Act continuing education requirements or a new loan officer breaking into the business, she makes herself available to help them with compliance or any other industry related topics. Working at Indecomm-Mortgage U Teresa also contributes to the authoring of a full menu of training products and material. She also devotes time to the updating and authoring of the FHA Practical Guide, VA Practical Guide and the Practical Guide to Renovation Lending.
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Lisa now serves as the primary point of contact for Indecomm – Mortgage U clients, while maintaining a complete understanding of various Indecomm – Mortgage U’s products and services as well as the other divisions of Indecomm Global Services. She oversees selected house accounts, reviews and assesses proposals and contracts, handles complex customer service issues, and co-ordinates/manages various customer service projects.