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Academy Mortgage Welcomes Jorge Valencia as Regional Manager for the Upper Midwest

Academy Mortgage Welcomes Jorge Valencia as Regional Manager for the Upper Midwest Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, April 25, 2017—Jorge Valencia has joined Academy Mortgage as Regional Manager for the Upper Midwest. This is a new region for the growing independent mortgage lender, in which Valencia will be responsible for directing Academy’s sales, recruiting, personnel management, market expansion, and business development, among other responsibilities.

“Jorge is a seasoned mortgage professional with extensive experience in leadership, sales, marketing, company acquisitions, and customer service,” said Academy’s Executive Vice President of Production Aaron Nemec. “He strives to make a significant difference in the lives of those he and his teams serve. He is a passionate and relentless coach who works hand in hand with his teammates to provide the highest quality mortgage experience by offering exceptional service, sound mortgage advice, and timely delivery on commitments.”

Valencia’s particular specialty is purchase business, which aligns well with Academy’s purchase business target of more than 80% of total transactions. His professional experience includes senior roles at Cornerstone Mortgage, Wells Fargo, Bank of the West, and US Bank. His teams have excelled in sales productivity and prudent lending, earning top-performing company and industry recognition. He currently serves on the Residential Production Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America. He also serves diverse communities through his involvement in the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

Valencia is a leader in his community and is dedicated to helping those less fortunate find affordable housing. He is a lifelong volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. He co-founded the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation and served as its president for five years. He has also been involved with HomeAid America and Rebuilding Our Communities.

For more information, please contact Jorge Valencia at (515) 229-1360 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