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Debra W. Still Award

Debra W. Still Award
Founded 2013

Presented biannually to the outgoing Chair of the Board of Governors of the Association and is awarded in grateful recognition of the efforts and commitment it takes to serve as
President of the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association.

Chairman Mortgage Bankers Association 2013

Debra W. Still, CMB, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Pulte Financial Services, which includes Pulte Mortgage LLC, PGP Title and PCIC Insurance and employs 600 individuals throughout the U.S. Still is also President and CEO of Pulte Mortgage, a nationwide lender headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, which has helped more than 400,000 homebuyers finance their new home purchases since 1972. Pulte Financial Services is a part of PulteGroup, America’s largest homebuilder with operations in 29 states and the District of Columbia.

Still has more than three decades of experience in the mortgage industry. She joined Pulte Mortgage in 1983 as Vice President/Branch Manager of the Maryland Division and, subsequently, held that position with the Dallas/Fort Worth Division. In June 1997, she was promoted to Executive Vice President, Production, and in October of that year was appointed to the Pulte Mortgage Board of Directors and named Corporate Secretary. Still became Chief Operating Officer in 1999 and in August 2004 was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. In 2010, she was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Pulte Financial Services.

Still became Chairman Elect of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) in October 2011. She recently served as Vice-Chair of the MBA, Chair of MBA's Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG) and is a member of the association's Board of Directors. She is currently the Chairman of the Council for Residential Mortgage Servicing for the 21st Century. As an active MBA member for more than a decade, Still has also served on MBA's Strategic Planning Committee and was Chair of the MBA Forward Task Force, as well as a member of MBA's Loan Origination Task Force, Affordable Housing Committee and Secondary and Capital Markets Committee.

Prior to joining Pulte Mortgage, Still worked in the areas of mortgage production and secondary marketing.

In 2011, Still was featured in “Influential Women of the Housing Economy” by HousingWire Magazine and was named one of “The Top Ten Women in Mortgage and Housing” by The Five Star Institute.

Still is a graduate of Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y., with a Bachelor of Science degree and has completed graduate work in Finance at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Debra Still lives in Lone Tree, Colorado, has been married to her husband, Roger, for 36 years and has two daughters, Kim and Kaitlin.

While serving as Chairman elect and Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association she has been instrumental in working to represent the interests not only of members of MBA but more importantly she has been diligent in making sure that Colorado's voice has been heard in the halls of MBA as well as Congress and the executive branch. Her commitment to the industry and to our state is significant. She has been a partnership and coalition builder. This award, in a small way is meant to recognize and pay tribute to her legacy to our 57 year old association.

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AWARD RECIPIENTS
Year Name
2014 Jeff May
2013 Peter H. Lansing