Get to Know Louise Thaxton
Because the majority of her clients are military clients, Louise and her team have developed a passion for “Serving Those Who Serve.” She has been in the mortgage business for 26 years, almost 23 of those years have been with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, as a producing manager, with offices across Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Florida, and Colorado.
She is the CEO and founder of the American Warrior Initiative (AWI), the non-profit initiative of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. The mission of AWI is bridging the military-civilian divide by inspiring and educating Americans to give back to United States service members and their families.
Louise was named one of the Legends of Lending by Mortgage Banker Magazine, one of the Top Women Originators in America by Scotsman Guide, has been included in the top 100 Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA) and was named by National Mortgage Professional Magazine as one of the “Best Military Lenders and Originators”. Louise has been a national speaker and business coach for over 10 years, teaching mental toughness to thousands of sales professionals across the country. Louise was also one of the four finalists for the Ark-La-Tex 2022 “Remarkable Woman of the Year”.
She is author and instructor of the course for real estate agents, the “American Warrior Real Estate Professional”. This course has been approved and taught as continuing education courses for real estate agents in 34 states, and over 30,000 real estate agents have attended these Boot Camps to receive this certification. She is also the author and instructor of the course “Military Financial Professional”, a course offered to financial professionals, including financial planners and insurance agents.
She is the founder, trainer of National Director of the “Military Mortgage Specialist” division within Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, one of the largest mortgage banks in the nation. This designation was created to train and equip loan professionals within Fairway to handle with excellence the mortgage loan needs of active duty and former military clients. Thousands of mortgage professionals have been attended her boot camps over the past 9 years to receive this designation.
Louise continues to demonstrate high integrity leadership in the mortgage industry and champions the commitment to the highest of standards in her industry, with special emphasis on assisting our military.