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129 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine FINANCE AND INSURANCE oversees the daily operations and strategies of several departments, such as the fulfillment, marketing, credit risk and post-closing. Notably, while she has served at the helm of the business, she has increased operational efficiencies by more than 50%, serving as a testament to her outstanding leadership. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Gonzalez served Stearns Lending as senior vice president of strategic business operations, senior vice president of correspondent operations and vice president of change management between 2014 and 2018. Likewise, she was vice president of correspondent operations at Nationstar Mortgage, having served in the same capacity for Citi in earlier years. She was also affiliated with Countrywide and Bank of America in myriad capacities. Maintaining affiliation with the Mortgage Bankers Association and National Association of Professional Women, Ms. Gonzalez has received numerous accolades in recognition of her success. HousingWire recognized her as a 2020 Vanguard, a 2019 Woman of Influence and a 2016 Insider. Additionally, she was honored as a 2019 and 2020 Keystone finalist for the Cultural Leadership Award by the Five Star Institute, a 2020 Woman of Inspiration by National Mortgage Professional Magazine, was among the Top 100 in Finance in 2020, and was among the 75 Elite Women by the Mortgage Professionals of America in 2017. Ms. Gonzalez also serves as a board member on The University of Houston Customer Experience Board, the TrackVia Customer Advisory Board, NEXT Mortgage Events Advisory Board and the ALICE Executive Women’s Summit Board of Directors. Ms. Gonzalez attributes her success to the influence of her parents, who raised her to chase her dreams, follow a routine and be accountable for her actions. Drawing upon more than 20 years of experience in the finance field, Sarah Gonzalez commenced her career as a loan processor and has since risen through the ranks of success to become the chief operating officer of First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation, a position she has held since 2018. In her executive role, she SARAH GONZALEZ CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation Plano, TX