Who We Are

We are the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME), a non-profit, national trade membership association created for independent mortgage brokers.






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Our Mission

AIME is committed to fostering an inclusive environment to support and protect independent mortgage brokers across the country to grow the wholesale mortgage channel.

Our Vision

We aim to contribute to the overall growth of broker market share to above 25% in 2020 and beyond.

Our Foundation

We Support Local Mortgage Brokers

Whether you are a loan officer, broker owner, or a supporting member of a broker’s team, we take a personal approach to helping you build a successful business. And for members just transitioning into the wholesale channel, we can connect you to valuable business development resources to help you get started.

Protecting Brokers is What We Do

Our wholesale lending partners are committed to protecting and preserving the originator/client relationship. By upholding a client-for-life philosophy, our lender partners work to ensure that your past clients keep coming back to you for their future business needs.

Our other trusted partners include the influential lobbyists we work closely with in Washington, D.C. Through our government affairs initiative, we make sure that loan originators in the broker channel have a seat at the decision-making table and that our members are kept informed of important issues that affect them.

We’re Here to Help You Grow

Your success is important to us! We empower our members with the knowledge and tools they need to effectively reach homebuyers in their local communities. We deliver informative marketing webinars, business development trainings, detailed how-to tutorials, access to exclusive members-only tools and innovative services, and much more.

We Believe

  • Independent mortgage brokers are an important part of the communities they serve and are uniquely positioned to provide expertise on the homebuying process.
  • Brokers provide homebuyers with personalized service and offer the most diverse loan options tailored to their specific needs and situations at competitive pricing.
  • Building sustainable partnerships with companies that are committed to providing the broker channel with the best resources ultimately serves borrowers of all backgrounds, genders and ethnicities.

Marc Summers


Marc Summers is the President of the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts. In addition, he is President of Advantage Mortgage Company of Michigan, a mortgage brokerage located in Clarkston, MI that has been a staple in the community for 24 years. Marc entered the broker world in 2001 at Advantage Mortgage as a Loan Officer, holding various titles up until 2015 when he took over as President. Marc is an advocate for independent mortgage brokers and dedicated to the growth of the wholesale channel. He is also an instructor as part of UWM’s Success Track courses where he educates and mentors new brokers and originators entering the channel.

Katie Sweeney

Executive Vice President of Strategy

Katie Sweeney is the Executive Vice President of Strategy for the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts. Katie oversees the Partnership Development and Business Analytics teams. She leads AIME’s developmental business objectives with a goal of continuously growing the wholesale mortgage broker channel utilizing innovative entrepreneurial and professional management principles. She’s also responsible for developing sponsorship opportunities and initiatives focused on retail-to-wholesale channel recruitment efforts.

Contact Us

General information: info@aimegroup.com
Media contact: communications@aimegroup.com