August 29, 2019

Jim Wickham, CMB, Recognized with the 2019 James T. Barnes Lifetime Achievement Award

Union Home Mortgage Vice President of Third Party Origination receives highest honor from the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – Union Home Mortgage’s Jim Wickham, CMB, was recently named the recipient of the 2019 James T. Barnes Lifetime Achievement Award. Wickham is the 40th member of the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association (MMLA) to receive this prestigious award, accepted by Mortgage Bankers who’ve made a profound impact on the mortgage industry as well as on other partners in the industry.

In the mid 90’s, Jim became a part of the MMLA, where he went on to serve on multiple committees and eventually the 2018 president. Now celebrating 30 years in the mortgage industry, Wickham leads UHM’s Third Party Origination to higher heights each year.

Wickham reminisces on witnessing one of his mentors, George Smith, receiving this award at the first MMLA event he attended. “I had respected and been in awe of George since the day I met him,” Jim shared. “To see him get recognized made me want to be apart of it [MMLA and the MBA]. I had never been in a room with so many smart people that cared so much about what they do.”

Jim joins another UHM Partner, Alice Alvey, VP of Partner Education and Training,  who has previously received the James T. Barnes Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Knowing these outstanding individuals who have been acknowledged for their ethical behavior and business integrity, and to be considered for the same award, has made it that much sweeter,” said Wickham. “This means so much to me, more than I could have ever imagined.”

Union Home Mortgage is proud to call Jim Wickham a Partner, in appreciation of his leadership within the company and industry-wide.


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About Union Home Mortgage

Union Home Mortgage Corp. (UHM) is a high-growth, full-service retail, wholesale and consumer direct independent mortgage banking company with over 150 branches across the U.S. For 5 consecutive years, UHM has been awarded a Top Workplace. With a world-class culture that stands out in the mortgage industry, UHM Partners (employees) are guided by a Code of Conduct that emphasizes respect, open communication and accountability. UHM is an approved direct lender of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, USDA and other conforming and non-QM loan products, with over $4 billion in responsible lending per year.