WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 25, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association Political Action Committee (MORPAC) today awarded Paul Walnick, President of Business Development, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, with the 2021 Schumacher-Bolduc Award. The award was given to Walnick in recognition of his extraordinary work on behalf of MBA's political advocacy programs and the real estate finance industry.
"Throughout his illustrious career, Paul has been a MORPAC champion and continues to be a leader at furthering our advocacy efforts," said Kristy Fercho, MBA Chairman and Executive Vice President and Head of Home Lending at Wells Fargo. "Paul's success is unmatched within the industry and on Capitol Hill, and he deserves this honor." Since joining Fairway, Walnick has been a passionate advocate for MORPAC and its mission. Earlier this year, Walnick led Fairway's first MORPAC campaign, which raised over $185,000. Additionally, he encouraged Fairway employees to respond to over 8,000 Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA) Calls to Action, which has led to the highest participation rate of any MBA member company.
Walnick oversees the business development at Fairway. Prior to joining Fairway, he had extensive mortgage experience, including a district management position, as a loan officer, and in regional and branch management positions.