Margie Ambrosio

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Mortgage industry leader Margie Ambrosio, in brief.

Margie Ambrosio

Home: Long Island, NY.  Age: 37.  Birthplace: New York.  Profession: Mortgage banking. Organization: George Mason Mortgage.  Title: SVP, Information Systems Manager.  Significant other: My loving husband, Stephen Ambrosio.

Current project: Raising two amazing children.  Recent recognition: One of two URLA implementations selected nationwide for write up.  Latest accomplishment: Admission to the exclusive Chief women’s network.  Latest contribution to others: Ongoing commitment to mentorship and teaching.  Last book read: Gimme Shelter, by Ivy Zelman.

Personality profile: Available, decisive, giving; trustworthy, knowledgeable, funny; a compassionate leader; visionary, strong.  Moral compass: The values instilled in me by my parents. How do you define a perfect friendship? Levity when needed, support when needed, without having to ask for it.  How do you define an ideal business relationship? Shared goal of mutual success.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Family, a good book, good weather and no wi-fi.  

What was your first paying job? Summer school teacher assistant.  What was your favorite childhood toy or game? Margie Bank America, created with the assistance of my sister, Anne. What’s the best advice you received in your career? Whenever possible replace the word “no” with “yes, if…”.  What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Music on demand.

What message do you want to send out into the world?

Do your best and be your best regardless of what the person next to you is doing.  

What widely held belief do you reject? That decades of experience is required in order to be a strong leader.  What mega-trend most excites you? Using data rather than documents.

After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? Assuming my phone is in my pocket, then my photo albums.  How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? With family, making sure they all know how important they are to me, how much they are loved and that we will be together again.  What advice would you give your younger self? You are not too demanding and your standards are not too high, you’re just getting the tough things done.  What day in your life would you choose to re-live? My wedding day, with two minor edits: my father being alive to attend and no hurricane.

Personal mission: To leave this world better than I found it and to give my children the tools to do the same.  Favorite quote: “Your life is made of two dates and a dash.  Make the most of the dash” (Linda Ellis).

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