This month’s Millennial on The Rise is Elizabeth Gonzalez
who is the Sr. Corporate Licensing and Reporting Administrator for Movement Mortgage. Elizabeth grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and after attending her local community
college in its honors program, she completed her Bachelor’s
degree at Regent University in Virginia Beach. Similar to many
of us in this industry, Elizabeth did not go to college with the
thought that she would enter the mortgage industry; but here
she is five years later.
What did you want to study in college and why?
General business was my interest. I value efficiency and
evaluating processes to make them more logical and
efficient. As a manager, I take the job of making business life more productive and easier very seriously. I
believe that by challenging how we do things, we have
the chance to make the process more efficient, and this
improves the quality of life for the people completing
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What is a Sr. Corporate Licensing and Reporting Ad-
Basically, I do a lot of reporting work and data analysis. I love data and spreadsheets! Areas such as
government and compliance reporting, in addition
to information for the annual report and quarterly
reports are my main tasks. It is challenging, which I
love, because as we all know the regulatory burdens continue to increase.
Did you go into the mortgage industry straight out of
No, I worked in the Department of Human Resources for Virginia Beach. Good friends of mine
worked at the mortgage company where I am
employed now and said that the company was
growing and that I should apply for a position. They
submitted my resume to a manager in the company and after the interview they hired me.
What attracted you to the world of Mortgage Banking?
To be honest, it was my friends and their encouragement. When my friends first brought the opportunity to my attention I said no, because I was not
interested in the mortgage industry. I thought that
mortgage bankers were like banks which seemed
a bit stodgy to me. I really did not understand the