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Marissa Yaker Brings PLG its Second Consecutive Top Five Finalist in the Annual Women in Housing Awards
With open nominations, each category is narrowed to just five finalists each year in a peer review conducted by Five Star Global’s editorial group. 2020 Finalists are featured in the September issue of The M Report. The full issue can be accessed here.
PLG was previously recognized in the same category when Keena Newmark, Esq., the firm’s Managing Attorney of Bankruptcy was also a top-five finalist, making the 2020 award the firm’s second consecutive year in the awards’ top five nominees. In 2019, Newmark was the only non-servicing professional recognized in the category. The same year, The M Report recognized PLG as a Top 25 Place to Work in the default services industry.
“PLG has always been supportive and open to my interest in training clients, educating peers, speaking on panels, writing articles, and volunteering with our trade associations. I’m grateful to be recognized by Five Star Global for those efforts. I am passionate about the work we do and it’s a defining moment in my career to be recognized along with such other esteemed leaders,” said Marissa Yaker, Esq.
Chief Development Officer Robyn Padgett added, “We have always aggressively pursued the best talent in the industry and invested in their growth as #PadgettPeople. Having two finalists, back-to-back, in the Rising Business Leader category speaks to that commitment and the firm takes great pride in the success of Marissa and Keena.”
Yaker joined PLG in 2017 and has practiced in the residential mortgage default space since 2013. She is licensed to practice in the state Florida. In her role as Managing Attorney of Foreclosure, Yaker oversees foreclosure processing and operations across seven physical locations within the firm’s footprint which includes Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, and Ohio.
The 2020 Five Star Conference will be held virtually September 14-15 and winners of the Women in Housing Awards will be featured in the October issue of The M Report. Yaker is moderating a LL100 Fall Servicing Summit panel during the Five Star conference and will be a featured moderator during PLG's web summit, PANDIFFERENT, available on October 1.
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