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Magazine article Mortgage Banking

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John Bell

John was born in Hammond, Indiana, came to Chicago as a teenager and has lived there ever since. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. He segued from writing the John Carmichael Texaco Sports Final for CBS Radio to publicizing peacetime atomic energy R&D as a member of the first public information staff at Argonne National Laboratory. He also held several agency and corporate PR positions, including at J. Walter Thompson, GM and Montgomery Ward. He added real estate writing to his portfolio when the PR agency he worked for obtained a number of real estate accounts. John enjoys the theater, raises English bulldogs and says he has created the world's finest barbecue sauce. He is married, with two daughters, three granddaughters and one greatgrandson.

Steve Bergsman

Steve was born in the Big Apple but raised in Levittown, New York. He wrote a book about it: Growing Up Levittown: In a Time of Conformity, Controversy and Cultural Crisis. Home now is in Mesa, Arizona, where during winter he rides his bike 150 miles a week. Also a travel writer, his passport's been to 135 countries. After four books on real estate investing, he tackled a new genre. He is the author of The Death of Johnny Ace, and his second novel, The Seduction of Mary Wells, was published in June.

Matt Cotter

Matt is chief executive officer of ExactBid, San Jose, California. His experience in the technology industry and his work with community banks, credit unions and financial institutions have given him an understanding of the role technology plays in today's financial services marketplace. Matt shares his insights as a contributor to industry publications, and is a regular speaker at industry events. Before joining ExactBid, he held senior positions with such leading-edge companies as D+H, Mortgagebot and SAP. Matt is a graduate of Duke University, where he studied English literature.

Lynn Fisher

Lynn is vice president of research and economics for the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), and the executive director of MBA's Research Institute for Housing America (RIHA). She received her doctorate in business administration from Pennsylvania State University. A native of Virginia, she recently returned to the area from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she served on the faculty of the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina. …

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