A and N Mortgage Services, Inc.
In Chicago, it is difficult not to run into Neena Vlamis. She appears all around town on posters, billboards and even bench ads. It is all part of an innovative marketing campaign. Vlamis is the president and public face of A and N Mortgage Services, a busy mortgage company with a big presence in the city. She is also Illinois’ leading female loan officer, with personal production of over $112 million – she ranks seventh among women nationwide. Overall, last year, she was ranked 78th in the country according to Scotsman Guide’s annual top 200 list. Yet, somehow she also finds the time to manage 45 employees and host legendary client parties at her office.
Vlamis draws her strength from strong family ties and her ambition to be a strong role model for her three children. “I am determined to prove to them that when you set your mind to what you are passionate about, the sky is the limit,” she says. “My father taught me that a true winner may well fail, but will never quit. I’m not afraid to fail. And the reason I’m successful is because I never quit. I am very proud of my company and what we have accomplished over the years. While other companies closed during the financial crisis, we actually grew our business and increased our presence in Chicago. We are a strong purchase based mortgage company, which gives us a solid foundation to continue with our success.”
Vlamis has worked with a number of notable clients throughout her 15-year career, such as actors David Eigenberg (“Sex and the City”) and Joe Minoso (“Chicago Fire”). But she serves everyone with the same solution-based philosophy and upbeat personality. “That’s what life is about: having a positive attitude and enjoying every waking moment to the fullest,” she says.