FirstBank Mortgage Names Stephen-Michael Washington As Manager Of Community Reinvestment Lending Program
FirstBank Mortgage has promoted 14-year mortgage banking veteran Stephen-Michael Washington to head up its community reinvestment lending program.
In his new role as Community Development Lending Manager, Washington will work through community-based organizations to help raise awareness about affordable mortgage lending products tailored for underserved communities in each of FirstBank Mortgage’s markets in the Southeast, including Birmingham, Nashville and Memphis.
Washington previously was a Community Mortgage Banker at FirstBank Mortgage’s Birmingham office.
“Stephen-Michael brings a long history of banking experience as well as great familiarity with the southeastern region to this position,” said Lee Townsend, FirstBank Mortgage Director of Retail Lending. “He will be instrumental in expanding our community initiatives and fulfilling FirstBank’s mission of providing the best service possible to our customers and helping them with their financing needs.”
Prior to joining FirstBank, Washington served as a branch manager and production manager for other financial institutions. He was responsible for overseeing processes and workflows, leading sales training, and managing loan officers.
“Being able to serve in this capacity is special because it gives me the opportunity to serve my community,” Washington said. “Growing up from humble beginnings in a small family, I now have the ability to give back and employ principles that are integral to who I am.”
Washington is active in his church, serving as choir director and youth vice president at Mt. Zion Church of God Holiness in Nashville, Tenn. He is also a father of five, and has been married to his wife, Kristin, for 12 years.
About FirstBank Mortgage
FirstBank Mortgage is a division of FirstBank, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of FB Financial Corporation (NYSE: FBK). FirstBank was founded in 1906 in Scotts Hill, Tenn., and is the third largest Tennessee-headquartered bank. Based in Nashville, Tenn., FirstBank Mortgage operates offices throughout the Southeast, and has grown from a $100 million originator in 2010 to $4.6 billion in production for 2016. FirstBank Mortgage provides services nationwide in five mortgage divisions: Retail Lending, Wholesale Lending, Correspondent Lending, ConsumerDirect Online Lending and Reverse Mortgage.
FirstBank is consistently named one of Middle Tennessee’s Top Workplaces by The Tennessean and after winning the impressive honor four times was inducted into the Hall of Fame. To be a Top Workplace, FirstBank meets high standards for a healthy workplace culture as ranked by its own employees.