NEXT is proud to recognize Ellen Mefford as a recipient of the inaugural NEXT Powerhouse Awards.

Register now to join us in celebrating Ellen and all of the NEXT Powerhouses at #NEXTSUMMER20, NEXT’s first FREE virtual event, which will take place on August 23-25, 2020.

Ellen Mefford, Operations Support Manager
Planet Home Lending

Planet Home Lending, LLC, Operations Support Manager Ellen Mefford began working in housing finance as a child, making copies for her dad’s title and abstract company.

She began her post-college career at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, reconciling payments to GNMA pools using a 10-key calculator and paper list. When the FHLBank installed personal computers, her decision to learn DOS led to a lifelong career in mortgage technology.

Mefford moved to Mortgage Investors Corp, where she designed a data input system for VA loans, as well as audit procedures that ensured compliance with RESPA, TILA, and other federal and state regulations.

Today, as Operations Support Manager for Planet’s Distributed and Retail Retention divisions, Mefford identifies, tests and implements new technologies.

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