BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Churchill Mortgage’s vice president of sales and marketing, Doug Walker, was recognized as a finalist for the Nashville Business Journal’s 2013 CMO Awards. Churchill is a leader in the mortgage industry providing conventional, FHA, VA and USDA residential mortgages across 30 states.
In its inaugural year, Nashville Business Journal’s “CMO Awards” honors Middle Tennessee marketing executives for outstanding performance in developing and leading marketing strategies. Walker was nominated in the medium private company category – one of six categories determined by company size and business sector. The winners were announced on Aug. 16 at an awards luncheon at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. and were highlighted in a special edition of Nashville Business Journal.
“The marketing role in companies has become more important and more demanding as competition for consumers’ attention is at an all-time high. That is why we are pleased to debut Nashville Business Journal’s CMO Awards, in conjunction with the Nashville Chapter of the American Marketing Association, honoring Chief Marketing Officers that have not only bolstered brand awareness for their company but are exceptional at innovative marketing strategies that drive revenue. Being an honoree shows an exceptional understanding of their audience and creative ways to widen the scope of business.”
With more than 20 years of experience, Walker has expertise in financial management, business development, operational management, strategic planning, banking, process development, mergers and acquisitions and risk management. In his role, Walker oversees Churchill’s four main marketing divisions, which includes websites and online assets, print media and marketing collateral development, database marketing management and sales and customer support. In 2012, Walker directed a Sales Support division that produced more than $271 million in loans and contributed to the lender’s first ever $1 billion year. In addition, his initiatives raised awareness for Churchill’s Young Entrepreneur Contest, which was aimed at driving local economic growth and providing employment opportunities to Middle Tennessee.
“The mortgage industry has undergone significant changes over the last several years, including stricter regulations for how we can market and communicate to customers,” said Mike Hardwick, president of Churchill Mortgage. “Doug’s leadership has been instrumental in navigating these challenges and his work has greatly supported our continued growth. We’re thrilled for him to be recognized among the top marketing professionals and congratulate him on a job well done.”
About Churchill Mortgage
Founded in 1992, Churchill Mortgage is a prominent and financially sound leader in the mortgage industry, providing conventional, FHA, VA and USDA residential mortgages across 30 states. Unique within the industry, it is the only mortgage lender endorsed by nationally syndicated radio personality and personal finance expert and author, Dave Ramsey. Through its consultative approach to lending and strong commitment to local communities, the lender focuses on the right loan product for each borrower, providing the education and tools necessary to ensure borrowers’ financial stability. For more information about Churchill Mortgage, visit www.churchillmortgage.com or follow them on Twitter @ChurchillMtg and Facebook at www.facebook.com/churchillmortgage.
- Nashville Business Journal
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