Detroit, MI (PRWEB) May 24, 2011
Quicken Loans, Inc., a 50-state lender of refinance and purchase mortgages, served as presenting sponsor for the Junior Achievement (JA) Champions of the New Economy Awards, held May 19, 2011 at Quicken Loans JA Finance Park in Detroit.
In partnership with JA, DBusiness Magazine and News/Talk 760 WJR, the award presentation recognized five business leaders in Southeast Michigan who are making a difference in the community and helping to move the economy forward. The 2011 champions are:
Gloria Danna Brooks - President & CEO, Arbor Hospice
Tim Bryan - Chairman & CEO, GalaxE. Solutions
Lisa Glush - President & CEO, Macprofessionals
Ewa Matuszewski - CEO & Co-Founder, Medical Network One
Bob Paul - President & COO, Compuware
Lloyd Jackson of News/Talk 760 WJR and R.J. King of DBusiness presented the awards and described the impact of their individual contributions to the area.
Speakers James M. Nicholson, Chair of the Board for JA of Southeastern Michigan, David Carroll, Vice President at Quicken Loans and Michael Finney, President and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, highlighted the importance of learning finance at a young age as well as the need for entrepreneurs to lead the new economy.
In addition to honoring the Champions, the attendees enjoyed a strolling dinner by Detroit restaurant, Opus One, and helped raise nearly $47,000 that will be used to support JA programs for another 1,200 students. Since 2006, more than 37,000 area middle and high school students have taken part in learning financial literacy at the site.
“Some of life’s most important lessons aren’t taught in school – like how to run a household, manage a monthly budget, or buy a house,” said Wendy Kemp, Community Relations Director at Quicken Loans. “But here at Quicken Loans JA Finance Park, students can learn all of the budgeting and finance skills they’ll need to become financially-responsible adults.”
About Quicken Loans Inc:
Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and among the five largest overall retail home lenders in the United States. The company closed a record $29 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2010, and recently closed its 1 millionth loan. Quicken Loans employs approximately 3,700 team members and generates loan production from five web centers located in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Michigan as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates for 2010. “QuickenLoans.com” has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazines. The company also has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies To Work For” eight consecutive years, ranking as high as #2, and named in the Top-15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work In Technology” for six years in a row. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press’ ”Top Workplaces of 2010” List. The company recently moved its headquarters and 1,700 of its 3,700 full-time team members to downtown Detroit. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit http://www.quickenloans.com.
About Rock Holdings Inc:
Rock Holdings Inc. is the parent company for several financial services-related businesses and employs over 4,000 team members. These client-focused and technologically driven companies include Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online home lender and One Reverse Mortgage unit, the fastest growing reverse mortgage lender in America; Title Source, a nationwide leader of title insurance and settlement services; Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS), a mortgage origination platform servicing community banks and credit unions across the country; In-House Realty, the preferred real estate partner of Quicken Loans that matches clients with trusted real estate agents in all 50 states; and, Quizzle.com, the online innovator and website where consumers manage their home, money and credit. Rock Holdings, Inc. also recently moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit.