According to HousingWire, each Giant was selected based on several criteria: professional reputation, commitment to superior customer service, dedication to the mortgage industry, leadership roles in industry groups, involvement in industry events, and publication of articles in leading industry trade publications.
The HousingWire honor is the second one that Whitman has received this year for his contribution to the Texas mortgage industry. Earlier this year he was named a Five Star Mortgage Professional, one of 189 professionals out of 15,700 in north Texas to receive this award, based on an independent survey of home buyers.
Whitman has led Texas Trust's mortgage lending team since 2008. With more than 20 years experience, his leadership has been instrumental in establishing Texas Trust as one of the largest residential mortgage lenders in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. He is an active member of several industry associations, has spoken at various industry events and published a variety of articles about real estate finance and the mortgage industry. He also serves on the boards of various business and charitable organizations.
"We are fortunate to have Richard leading our mortgage lending," said Jim Minge, president of Texas Trust Credit Union. "He and his team work tirelessly to ensure that obtaining a mortgage through Texas Trust is a pleasant experience."
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About Texas Trust Credit Union
Texas Trust is one of the largest credit unions in North Texas and the 21st largest in Texas. It has been operating for more than 75 years. As a full-service financial institution, Texas Trust offers checking, savings, mortgages, credit cards, CDs, Money Market accounts, IRAs, and investment and insurance services. Its business services include SBA and conventional loans, electronic payment cards, checking and money market accounts, merchant card processing, online banking, insurance, and the Employee Solutions Network. With 58,000 members and assets of more than $721 million, Texas Trust operates in Dallas, Tarrant, and Henderson counties, as well as parts of Ellis and Johnson counties. Texas Trust has eight branches located in Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Cedar Hill, and Athens. For more information, visit www.TexasTrustCU.org. Texas Trust is a federally insured financial institution. Deposits up to $250,000 are insured by the full faith of the federal government through the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).