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Gateway Team Members Included in Scotsman Guide’s Top Women Originators 2024

TULSA, Okla., May 8, 2024 –– Gateway Mortgage, a division of Gateway First Bank, is proud to announce 14 of its team members have been named Top Women Originators by Scotsman Guide. This award is based on 2023 mortgage production.

The Scotsman Guide introduced the inaugural Top Women Originators ranking in 2018 to celebrate outstanding women in the mortgage industry. These rankings draw upon thousands of submissions by mortgage professionals in the magazine’s annual Top Originators list. According to the magazine, “The mortgage industry is made up of people from all walks of life, and Top Women Originators is an important benchmark in celebrating diversity and success.”

Gateway would like to recognize the following team members:

  • Dani Alpers, Alamogordo, NM

  • Mary Kolb, Sumter, SC

  • Letty Alvineda, Bay City, TX

  • Leisa Gebhart, Fayetteville, AR

  • Paddi Bailey, Lady’s Island, SC

  • Vanessa Gonzales, San Antonio, TX

  • Mandy Bergdall, Enid, OK

  • Jeannette Merritt, Lake Jackson, TX

  • Jo Crozier, Granbury, TX

  • Tracy Mock, San Antonio, TX

  • Laura DeStefano, Sicklerville, NJ

  • Miriam Olivero, Vineland, NJ

  • Amber Dodson, Sturgis, SD

  • Shari Reeves, Orange Park, FL

“At Gateway, we take pride in having a talented and hardworking team committed to the communities they serve, and these team members are a testament to that,” said Scott Gesell, CEO at Gateway. “I am thrilled to congratulate them on this well-deserved achievement.”

“These ladies are leaders not only at Gateway but also in their communities,” said Steven Plaisance, President of Mortgage Banking for Gateway. These team members don’t just get loans closed; they have a proven commitment to customer satisfaction.”

About Gateway First Bank

Gateway, headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, is a leading financial institution that provides banking and mortgage services to individuals and businesses. Gateway is one of the largest financial institutions in the state, with assets totaling over $2 billion. In addition to its 10 banking centers in Oklahoma, Gateway has a strong national mortgage presence, with just over 90 mortgage locations and approximately 800 employees.

© 2024 Gateway First Bank. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS 7233.


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