Open Mortgage’s Melinda Hipp Honored with NEXT Mortgage Events’ Powerhouse Award

Hipp will be recognized at the female executive summit #NEXTSUMMER20 

Open Mortgage, a multi-channel mortgage lender dedicated to empowering the dream of homeownership, announced that San Antonio, Texas, Branch Manager Melinda Hipp has received the NEXT Powerhouse Award. This inaugural award from NEXT Mortgage Events recognizes women in the industry who are making the most of technology, new ideas and modern advances to keep their companies moving forward. Hipp was honored with the NEXT Powerhouse Award, which recognizes women with longstanding, consistent track records who demonstrate excellence in their work ethic, insight and ingenuity.

“Open Mortgage continues to experience explosive growth, which is in large part due to the incredible talent behind the company,” said Scott Gordon, CEO of Open Mortgage. “Melinda is an excellent example of leadership and has established herself as an exceptional full-service mortgage loan officer and manager at Open Mortgage. Her expertise in customer service and management combined with her innovative marketing ideas have contributed to her reputation for building a strong team and striving to bring a better mortgage experience to all her clients.”

Hipp has been with Open Mortgage for four years and has worked in the industry for over 18 years assisting home buyers across Texas, Arizona and Florida with purchasing or refinancing their homes. She also specializes in working with senior homeowners through reverse mortgages and is a Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP). In addition, she regularly provides training to real estate professionals and holds the designation of Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Certified Mortgage Coach (CMC). Hipp earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Texas Tech University and Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts from Southern Methodist University.

In 2018, NEXT Mortgage Events introduced NEXT, the women’s executive mortgage summit and first mortgage industry event specifically for high-ranking female executives. Designed to develop a community of female executives in the mortgage lending industry, the summit provides opportunities to expand professional networks and drive strategic business growth. NEXT Mortgage Events hosts the flagship NEXT event twice each year, in winter and in summer, where event sessions feature mortgage lender executives who deliver experience-based intel on a topic relevant to today’s top executives.

Hipp will be honored at the free virtual #NEXTSUMMER20 summit on Aug. 23-26. For more information on NEXT Mortgage Events or to register, visit:

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About Open Mortgage

Open Mortgage is a multi-channel mortgage lender committed to providing retail and partner loan officers extensive training and support. Founded in 2003, Open Mortgage is headquartered in Austin, TX and has retail locations nationwide. For additional information, visit