#GirlBoss FTW! Allison Johnston, one of our #WomenOfSuccess, captures what it truly means to be a Unicorn. In the past 24 months, she was promoted from COO to President of SMP, earned her Certified Mortgage Banker designation, and led SMP into prosperity amidst the pandemic.

Allison has been a full-time mortgage professional for nearly 29 years. On November 6th, 2019, Allison was promoted to the role of President of Success Mortgage Partners (SMP) which is currently comprised of more than 750 employees covering 30 states and closing more than 2.7 billion dollars per year of residential mortgages. Allison is also the former President of the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association.

Allison was promoted from Chief Operating Officer and in 2016 she has earned her Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation, the highest educational achievement available in the mortgage industry.   In addition to obtaining her master’s degree in business management earlier this year. Allison has worked diligently to create and maintain a culture in the workplace that encompasses teamwork, unity between sales and operations, and mandatory exceptionalism from all members of all departments,

Allison truly succeeded and showed her true management “know-how” once the pandemic hit. History will show that March 15th – May, 30th of 2020 presented Independent Mortgage Bankers with bigger challenges than they had ever faced in their lifetime, including the Great Recession of 2008. It was Allison’s steadfast commitment to communication and operational efficiency that led Success Mortgage Partners through this tumultuous time into prosperity. Allison has also created a mindset and culture of savings throughout the organization that has allowed SMP to allocate more resources to the sales force and assisting them in achieving their production goals.

Allison resides in Northville, Michigan, and is married to her husband Tom. Allison has 5 children ranging in age from 14 to 22, four boys (Thomas, Nik, Noah, and Julian) and a girl (Lexie). Even with running this organization and raising 5 children, Allison finds time to support a variety of local charities, especially Partners Making a Difference* where she is a regular contributor. Allison oversaw the successful closings of more than 12,000 transactions and more than 2.7 billion dollars worth of residential closings at SMP in 2020. She is the rock behind the organization’s success and is obviously a tremendous asset to SMP, past, present, and future.

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