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 empowers the independent mortgage broker community through exclusive technology and access to member-only partnerships, business development resources, and networking opportunities with industry experts.

Our goal is to propel the wholesale mortgage channel beyond 25% market share through 2020 and beyond.

Member Benefits

We support local mortgage brokers in the wholesale mortgage industry, protect our 40,000+ members with compliance and government affairs initiatives, and help independent loan originators grow their businesses with tools they need to build and nurture strong relationships with real estate partners and consumers. Learn more about AIME member benefits.

Our Leaders

Anthony Casa


Anthony Casa is the Founder and Chairman of the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts. Anthony has served in various sales and leadership roles in the mortgage industry over the past 16 years, including being the broker owner of Garden State Home Loans, one of the top mortgage brokerages in the country based on annual closed loan volume. He founded AIME in 2018 to fill the void of a dedicated trade association for the wholesale broker channel. Anthony embodies AIME’s mission to be an integral resource for independent mortgage brokers across the country.

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.

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