Thom Rankin joined First Federal Lakewood in 2010, bringing with him more than 40 years of experience in the mortgage lending business. As Chief Mortgage Officer, Thom oversees six sales teams with over 50 Mortgage Loan Originators. He uses his extensive mortgage lending background to support the Mortgage Loan Originators as they work with customers to help them make informed decisions in choosing the best loan product to meet their needs. Thom has received several First Federal Lakewood awards, including the Above and Beyond Award. He has also twice been named Affiliate of the Year for the Akron/Cleveland Association of Realtors (ACAR). Thom received an associate’s degree from Cuyahoga Community College and has completed FHA, VA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac courses, and holds the FHA Desktop Underwriter Certification. In the community, he is a member of the 2016 class of LeadDiversity, a program of The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, and he serves on the Human Rights Campaign Steering Committee. Thom is also a 2005 graduate of Leadership Cleveland.