Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Dream Merchant

Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Dream Merchant

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Search high and low and chances are you still won't find a person who loves mortgage banking as much as Sharon Decker. In fact, the vice-president of PNC Mortgage Corporation of America, Louisville, Ky., is downright religions when it comes to her job.

On weekdays she comes into work about six in the morning, leaves at five, and works out of her home office until ten. Decker does take a break at six in the evening, however, to do aerobics in order to "get energy for the rest of my evening."

Over 20 years of hard work like this has paid off for Decker, who was recently elected president of the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women (NAPMW). In 1964 nine women created the association to provide a forum for women in the male-dominated mortgage industry. Over the 30 years that have passed, membership has grown to 4,500--a number which even includes a few men taking advantage of the NAPMW's educational and networking opportunities. …

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