Mortgage trade grieves loss of life of Regina Lowrie, the MBA’s first feminine chair

Regina Lowrie, the primary feminine chair of the Mortgage Bankers Affiliation, died abruptly on Jan. 1. She was 68.

Lowrie was most recently the president and CEO of Dytrix, a fintech firm that permits safe monetary transactions that features closing agent administration and real-time wire/ACH switch validation for establishments. With almost 40 years of expertise in the actual property finance trade, Lowrie is broadly recognized for making historical past in 2005 as the primary feminine elected chair of the MBA.

Regina Lowrie
Regina Lowrie, the primary feminine chair of the Mortgage Bankers Affiliation.

“She was a trailblazing chief who was the primary lady to function MBA’s chairman,” president & CEO Robert Broeksmit of MBA mentioned in a press release. “Her tenacity, resilience, and fierce advocacy for our trade will lengthy be remembered by all these lucky sufficient to have interacted along with her. We provide our condolences to her pals, colleagues, and household.”

In 2003, Lowrie accepted her nomination to serve on the MBA management ladder — initially serving as MBA vice chair. She additionally served as a volunteer on quite a few MBA committees and on the MBA Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG). She was additionally the primary lady to guide the MBA of Larger Philadelphia in 1995.

Lowrie was well liked by her colleagues who described her as loyal and simple in her views.

“Regina was not solely an expensive buddy for a few years however was an integral a part of our trade, each on nationwide and state degree,” mentioned E. Robert Levy, govt director and counsel with the MBA of New Jersey. “To say that she will probably be enormously missed is an understatement.”

Her profession additionally contains president and CEO of Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Providers for 12 years till 2006. When Gateway Funding was offered in 2006, the agency had grown to 800 workers with 57 branches and had a mortgage manufacturing of $3.5 billion with revenues of greater than $100 million.

Having grown up within the Philadelphia space, Lowrie’s profession was principally based mostly in Pennsylvania. She was founder, president and CEO of RML Investments Inc, a specialised advisory agency targeted on serving to mortgage banking shoppers analyze enterprise dangers and was president at Imaginative and prescient Mortgage Capital and senior vice chairman of Continental Financial institution.

Lowrie additionally served as an advisory board member and board of administrators member for a various listing of private and non-private entities, together with the Fannie Mae Nationwide Advisory Council, the Radian Warranty Advisory Board, the Board of Administrators of Cherry Hill Mortgage Funding Corp.

Lowrie “was a tireless advocate and chief to the trade,” Dave Stevens, CEO at Mountain Lake Consulting Inc and former head of the FHA and MBA, wrote on his LinkedIn publish mourning her passing. “She will probably be missed by all who knew her.”

“She taught me lots concerning the enterprise,” Anthony Ianni, a former colleague of Lowrie at Comnet Mortgage Providers and vice chairman of options at Maxwell, wrote on LinkedIn.

“One factor she instilled was follow-up. I nonetheless use her methodology. Condolences to her household, and relaxation in peace.”