Katie Sweeney

Katie Sweeney is the CEO of the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts. Since 2020,
Katie has overseen the day-to-day operations of the AIME team by spearheading partnership
development, membership growth initiatives, and business analytics. Previously, Katie served
as the Senior Vice President at ARIVE, where she successfully brought to market a
revolutionary portal that provided an all-encompassing technology solution for wholesale
After joining AIME as the Executive Vice President of Strategy, she spearheaded partnerships
with top wholesale mortgage lenders and industry vendors to provide real-time support, and
exclusive access to mortgage brokers with the launch of the Brokers Are Better Network. Katie
has strengthened the capabilities of AIME’s Brokers Are Better Network to deliver top-tier
products & services for the benefit of the wholesale community, along with bringing on nearly 20
vetted Sponsors. This collaborative effort between AIME and industry-leading vendors has
grown to over 30 dedicated industry partnerships providing independent mortgage brokers
exclusive access to technology and services that mortgage professionals need to compete in a
historically crowded marketplace.
She has also overseen the development of the best-in-class AIME Member Portal, launched
mentorship and job placement services, ushered in a renewed focus on diversity initiatives
through AIME’s Spark Small Business Grant Program, and heads up the advocacy initiatives for
the Broker community in Washington, D.C.
Katie’s contributions to the growth and success of the wholesale channel have been noted by
MPA, which celebrated her on the Mortgage Global 100 list for multiple years running and
awarded her as an Elite Woman in 2020, 2021, and 2022. Additionally, HousingWire presented
Katie as one of 2020, 2021, and 2022’s Women of Influence within the mortgage industry and
honored her as a Vanguard Award Winner in 2022.

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