E. Michael Rosser Lifetime Achievement Award
Founded 1998
Presented annually to an individual within a member firm who has demonstrated outstanding performance and commitment to the Association through committee work or service on the Board of Directors.Presented periodically to an individual within a CMLA member firm, whose career exemplifies a lifetime of dedicated service and contribution to the mortgage industry, and who in doing so, has personified the highest principals, ethics and professional values of Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association.

Mortgage Bankers Association, Board of Governors, 1984-1992
Chairman, Society of Certified Mortgage Bankers, 1999- 2001

Mr. Rosser is a Denver native, a graduate of East High school and a third generation mortgage banker. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1964 and received his graduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 1973. Mike is a 1979 graduate of the School of Mortgage Banking.  He received his Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation from MBA in 1988.

At Colorado State University he has served as a Board member and Board President of the Alumni Association.  He co-founded the Center for Real Estate Finance now known as the Everett Real Estate Center.  Mike received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the CSU College of Liberal Arts 1984 and the Henry Alumni Service Award in 2001.

He began his career at Kassler and Company as a builder loan originator. He then spent four years in property management before joining Service Investment Company in 1969. The company was then acquired by United Banks of Colorado and became United Mortgage Company. After a year of public service as a member of the staff of the Colorado Land Use Commission he opened the mountain states region for PMI Mortgage Insurance Company in 1975. He retired in 2006 as Vice President, National Accounts at AIG United Guaranty.

His MBA activities included faculty member of the School of Mortgage Banking, Chairman of the Society of Certified Mortgage Bankers, and Chair of MORPAC the political action committee. In 2002 he received MBA’s Distinguished Service Award. He is a past president of CMLA.

Proper land use and land conservation is a Rosser family tradition. Mike serves on the Colorado Advisory Board for the Trust for Public Land, the national board of The Conservation Campaign and the Aurora and Arapahoe County Open Space and Trails Advisory Boards. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute

He also serves on the Board of Rocky Mountain Communities and finished nine years of service on the Colorado State Housing Board. He also co- founded the Colorado Foreclosure Taskforce and Hotline where he served as its chair for four years.

Award Recipients
Year Name
2020 Bruce Bowler
2019 Deb Meogrossi
2018 Not Awarded
2017 Not Awarded
2016 Not Awarded
2015 Not Awarded
2014 Not Awarded
2013 Julie Piepho, CMB
2012 Karen Harkin
2011 Not Awarded
2010 Jim Lewis, CML
2009 Pete Lansing, CML
2008 Anne Koentges, CML
2007 Larry Castle, Esq.
2006 David Harder
2005 Dutch Franz
2004 Barbara S, Jacob
2003 Kim R. Starley
2002 Norman F. Peterson
2001 Terry TK Jones
2000 William T. Newell
1999 E. Michael Rosser