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Hometap's Renee Lawlor Among HousingWire's 2023 HW Rising Stars

May 1, 2023

DALLAS, Texas — Today, HousingWire announced the 2023 class of HW Rising Stars. The award spotlights 80 leaders ages 40 years and younger who are driving the mortgage, real estate and fintech industries forward.

HousingWire’s selection committee selected this year’s HW Rising Stars based on their professional achievements within their organizations, contributions to the overall housing economy, community outreach, client impact and personal success.

"This year’s list of HW Rising Stars represents some of the brightest and most innovative minds in mortgage and real estate,” HousingWire Editor-in-Chief Sarah Wheeler said. “I am continuously impressed by the caliber of talent that emerges each year. This award consistently highlights the importance and impact of up-and-coming leaders who are driving the industry forward with their creativity, dedication and passion.”

Each year, the winners represent standout professionals in housing. The list includes entrepreneurs, marketers, operations experts, technology innovators and many more. While the winners represent a wide variety of industry functions, they all demonstrate leadership and innovation that inspires not only those within their own organizations but in their communities and in the industry at large.

“Through their unique perspectives and fresh approach to solving complex problems, the 2023 class of HW Rising Stars are making a huge impact on the housing economy all before the age of 40,” said Clayton Collins, CEO of HW Media. “These honorees' extraordinary contributions have helped drive growth and transform the industry, making it more competitive, dynamic and responsive to the needs of customers. I look forward to watching these Rising Stars as they lead the housing industry into the future."

The 2023 Rising Stars list:

Craig Austin
Chris Basinger
Julia Bi
Ashley Blackmore
Beau Blankenship
Brannen Blazer
Alex Boand
Gareth Borcherds
Lauren Bowen
Lauren Brown
Jesse Burrell
Shellie Burton
Brock Cassidy
Mike Chang
Lindsey Clark
Chad Crile
Helena de Forton
Devang Doshi
Brandan Fairbanks
Josiah Feuerbacher
Alison Flinn
Eric Forney
Justin Foster
Kimber Fox
Nick Friedman
Alayna Gardner
Kerri Girouard
Rogelio Goertzen II
Nicole Goodman
Courtney Graham
Matt Harbus
Grace Harrison
Kelly Hebert
Jozef Hlavek
Christopher Hussain
Dalip Jaggi
Ryan Jancula
Andrew Jewett
Victoria Keichinger
Azar Kheraj
Morgan Klabenes
Renee Lawlor
Nate Levin
Peter Lillestolen
Lindsay Listanski
Kayla Lopez
Michael Lucarelli
Brandon Lwowski
Melinda Maloney
Reno Manuele
Greg Middleman
Jonathan Morales
Amanda Morrow
Andres Munar
Thu-Lynn Nguyen
Tony Nguyen
Jason Nicosia
Elizabeth Perez Barletta
Matt Petit
Sunny Ramamurthy
Rahkiya Reid
Sarah Reynolds Oji
Nuria Rivera
Saurabh Shah
Shailendra Singh
Scott Slezak
Jeff Smith
Brandi Snowden
Ori Tamuz
Brittany Tei
Brian Tolkin
Nate Trunfio
Dave Umphress
Karol Villavicencio
Jennifer von Pohlmann
Mike Vough
Chris Wade
Lyra Waggoner
Xun Wang
Katherine Warren

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About HW Media
HW Media is the leading digital community for mortgage, real estate and fintech professionals to engage, learn and access the information they need to support decision-making and business growth. Aligned with our mission to ‘Move Markets Forward,’ we publish daily news and content
through each of our core publishing brands including HousingWire, RealTrends and Reverse Mortgage Daily. HW Media is based in Dallas, TX with team members across the country.

About HousingWire
HousingWire is the most influential source of news and information for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Built on a foundation of independent and original journalism, HousingWire reaches more than 125,000 newsletter subscribers daily and 1 million unique visitors each
month and has more than 6,000 members and event attendees. Visit or to learn more.

Lesley Collins
Program Manager // HW Media