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Jerra Ryan

SVP Compliance, First Choice Loan Services
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Jerra H. Ryan is a mortgage professional and leader with almost three decades of service in the mortgage and real estate community, including work as an on-site sales associate for a builder, and as a real estate, litigation, and regulatory paralegal. As Senior Vice President of Compliance at First Choice Loan Services Inc., Jerra drives the alignment between production and regulatory compliance and works to raise the compliance IQ and fluency of her colleagues. Well versed in all areas of residential loan production from origination through processing, underwriting, and closing, Jerra set the standard for loan quality excellence and led production in excess of $250-million per year during 18 years as a top-ranked originator and producing branch manager. Jerra brings a unique fusion of experience as a sales leader, paralegal, and consumer educator to her compliance role, and is known for her ability and desire to use compliance to support business strategy. She says, "Compliance should be the guardrail for production, not a roadblock. Black and white rules can create gray space. We best navigate the gray by defining our black; that is, developing policies, procedures, and best practices to demonstrate compliance with regulations. "Grateful to be mentored by industry veterans, Jerra strives to continue their traditions of volunteering and leadership. She is a past Vice-Chair of the MBA Regulatory Compliance Committee, past President of the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association (CMLA), and served the CMLA Board of Directors for seven years, leading both the Legislative Affairs and Education committees.