Movement Mortgage, one of the nation's fastest-growing privately held mortgage banks, announced that 35-year housing veteran John Ritz Miller will join the company early next year as regional director for the Washington, D.C., area.
Beginning January 19, Miller will oversee Movement's operations in and around the District of Columbia, including parts of Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.
Miller has worked in virtually all aspects of the housing industry throughout his three and a half decade career, including land development, home construction, real estate sales, mortgage finance, and dynamic business development.
He joins Movement Mortgage after spending 18 years at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, where he last worked as a senior-level manager for the D.C. market. In that position, he drove an increase in new construction mortgage sales volume from $52 million annually in 1996 to more than $2 billion annually.
Miller is also the founder of the Now Later Forever project, a grassroots effort dedicated to providing assistance to the homeless.
"As Movement Mortgage continues to grow nationwide, John is the perfect person to guide our expansion in the Washington, D.C., metro area," said Casey Crawford, founder and CEO of Movement Mortgage. "The nation's capital is one of the most important housing markets in the country, and is a key part of our strategy to service 10 percent of new home mortgages nationwide in the next 10 years."
"After nearly two decades at one of the biggest institutions in the financial services industry, I'm looking forward to being part of Movement's unique vision to be more than just a mortgage company," Miller said. "Casey Crawford and Toby Harris want Movement Mortgage to be an agent of change in the industry, and in the communities where they do business. Their tremendous success speaks for itself, and I'm thrilled to be joining their team."