JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI), a leading provider of integrated software, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries, announced today that the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO), presented Contributor Awards to four Black Knight professionals at the organization’s recent Winter Summit in New Orleans. Awards were presented to Randy Gillis, data executive, Servicing Technologies; Andy Crisenbery, managing director, Lending Solutions; Cathy Clark, senior data consultant, Servicing Technologies; and Mark Kleingers, senior architect, Lending Solutions.

Founded in 1999, MISMO is the standards development body for the mortgage industry, and all members of the MISMO Board, Committees and Workgroups are volunteer contributors. The purpose of the MISMO Contributor Recognition Program is to recognize individuals whose contributions to MISMO and the industry were particularly notable. The Black Knight professionals and the awards they received were:

  • Randy Gillis – 2017 Chairman’s Award. Selected by the MISMO Committee Chairs, the Chairman's Award recognizes individuals who have made long-time substantial contributions to MISMO that advanced the organization and/or standards forward in a significant way over a substantial period of time.
  • Andy Crisenbery and Future State of the Standards Initiative (FSSI) Team – 2017 Outstanding Contributor Award. The Outstanding Contributor Award recognizes individuals who made substantial contributions to the MISMO organization as a whole over the past year. As the MISMO organization quickly evolves, significant contributions to the organization are needed to position MISMO to serve the mortgage finance industry. Individuals who receive this recognition are selected by MISMO staff members for their tireless dedication towards shaping and supporting the organization. Crisenbery was recognized for his individual contributions, as were Gillis and Kleingers for their efforts as members of MISMO’s FSSI team. Under the FSSI, MISMO’s goals are to: prioritize efforts to address the most important industry needs first; provide additional products and documentation targeted toward business and domain experts; capture and present business knowledge, workflows, and terminology in forms that are easily understood by non-technical individuals and adaptable to multiple technologies; and create a technical process that allows for the production of the MISMO standards in additional formats.
  • Cathy Clark – 2017 Standards Champion Award. Selected by the MISMO Residential Standards Governance Committee, the Standards Champion Award recognizes individuals who made the most substantial contributions towards advancing the MISMO standards during the previous calendar year.

“MISMO is pleased to recognize the outstanding contributions of these four Black Knight professionals,” said Rick Hill, Vice President of MISMO and Vice President of Industry Technology for the Mortgage Bankers Association. “We appreciate Randy, Andy, Cathy and Mark sharing their extensive mortgage knowledge to benefit the entire industry, and we look forward to their continued contributions to MISMO.”

“Black Knight is proud to contribute the insight and skills of these four outstanding professionals to help advance mortgage industry standards,” said Joe Nackashi, president, Black Knight. “We share MISMO’s commitment to establishing mortgage standards that reduce loan processing and consumer costs, increase transparency and improve the borrower experience.”


The Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) was created in 1999 to develop a common data language for the residential finance industry. Today, MISMO standards are accepted and deployed by every type of entity involved in creating mortgages, and they are required by most regulators, housing agencies and GSEs that govern the exchange of information. Use of MISMO’s standards has been found to lower per loan costs, improve margins, reduce errors and speed up the loan process by reducing manual, paper-based processes. MISMO is managed by the Mortgage Bankers Association (“MBA”). For more information, visit www.mismo.org.

About Black Knight
Black Knight (NYSE:BKI) is a leading provider of integrated software, data and analytics solutions that facilitate and automate many of the business processes across the homeownership life cycle.

As a leading fintech, Black Knight is committed to being a premier business partner that clients rely on to achieve their strategic goals, realize greater success and better serve their customers by delivering best-in-class software, services and insights with a relentless commitment to excellence, innovation, integrity and leadership. For more information on Black Knight, please visit www.blackknightinc.com.

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