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Academy Mortgage Names Three New Vice Presidents

Academy Mortgage Names Three New Vice Presidents Draper, Utah, Wednesday, June 14, 2017—Academy Mortgage recently announced the promotion or hiring of three new vice presidents.

Rob Shockley has accepted the role as Academy’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources. As a 24-year member of the Idaho State Bar, Shockley has extensive experience representing individual and institutional clients in personnel matters, civil litigation, administrative hearings, insurance matters, strategic planning, and risk management. Shockley joined Academy in 2015 as a member of the Production Leadership Team.

John Norman has been named Vice President of Risk Management. In this role, Norman is responsible for the development and implementation of Academy’s enterprise risk management program, in addition to supervising the quality assurance and quality control departments. Norman previously served as Academy’s Chief Compliance Officer, overseeing the company’s compliance management system, responding to the requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and preparing for the increased regulation and supervisory oversight of the CFPB. He joined Academy in 2009.

Abby Hawkins is now Vice President of Learning, Training, and Development at Academy. Hawkins is new to the company, bringing extensive experience and education in instructional psychology, design, development, and technology. She leads Academy’s onboarding, training, and personal and professional development initiatives.

“We greatly value the strong leadership skills, unique experience, and vast knowledge Rob, John, and Abby bring to our team,” said James Mac Pherson, president of Academy. “Each of them and the teams they manage play a vital role in helping our company fulfill its vision to inspire hope, deliver dreams, and build prosperity through our mortgage solutions and services and our community outreach.”

For more information, please contact Nicole Green at (801) 259-8657 or


About Academy Mortgage
Academy Mortgage is one of the top independent purchase lenders in the country as ranked in the 2016 CoreLogic Marketrac Report. It is the company’s mission to become 1st CHOICE in delivering the dream of sustainable homeownership by inspiring hope and building prosperity in the lives of its employees, homebuilders, real estate agents, and in the communities that it serves. Academy is headquartered in Draper, Utah; has more than 260 branches and 2,400 employees across the country; and is licensed to originate loans in 49 states and Washington D.C. For more information, please visit