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American Mortgage Diversity Council Welcomes New Members

The American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC), an organization focused on shaping the diversity agenda while advancing solutions that support a broad range of diversity initiatives, recently announced the addition of two new members to the council, Mercer Belanger, and Cyprexx.

Mercer Belanger has been a majority woman-owned law firm since 2013 and became a certified Women-Owned Business in 2017.

“We pride ourselves on our minority business status and look forward to the opportunity to be involved in an organization where we can promote the value and importance of diversity in business operations and encourage diversity awareness from a corporate point of view,” the company notes.

Mercer Belanger has provided legal services in Indiana for the lending and mortgage banking industry in the area of foreclosure law, bankruptcy law, consumer collections and commercial/multifamily real estate matters in excess of fifty years. Since its establishment in 1928, the firm has traditionally concentrated in the areas of real estate, creditor’s rights (foreclosure, bankruptcy, evictions, REO, title, closings, and commercial collections) and related litigation.

Cyprexx Services has been providing quality and cost-effective property preservation services for over 25 years. A family-owned business, Cyprexx has led the industry with a flat-fee pricing model and dedicated client-based services teams. Founder Ronnie Ory has been building safe and secure homes since 1979.

“As a company, we are actively focused on internal diversity in our workforce. We are committed to several internal programs such as our veteran hiring initiative and gender pay equity,” the company noted. “We are excited to get involved with AMDC to not only learn from our peers and others in the council but also to see how we can help impact our industry to become stronger and more diverse.”

While Cyprexx is not new to the concept and practice of diversity and diversity planning, joining AMDC is the company’s first official membership to a diversity-focused group.

 

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Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech's College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: nicole.casperson@thefivestar.com.
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