April 16, 2024

Lockard Takes CEO Slot At Maximum Acceleration

Maximum Acceleration LLC, one of the nation's premier providers of mortgage education, today named LaDonna Lockard as its new CEO.

Lockard comes to Maximum Acceleration with more than two decades of experience in the mortgage industry, and a dozen years in the mortgage education sector. Immediately prior to her appointment at Maximum Acceleration, Lockard was Executive Vice President at Mortgage Educators & Compliance.

"I'm so excited about this opportunity, and initiative to build this profession's most cutting-edge continuing education provider," said Lockard. "There are so many things happening in the mortgage industry, and so many new regulations and rules, that it's absolutely critical we serve NMLS licensees with the best education, in the formats that get them most engaged."

Maximum Acceleration is an NMLS-approved course provider for mortgage pre-license and continuing education. In addition, it has hosted several live workshops and symposia on bringing mortgage strategies and performance to the highest standards possible.

"I believe in the power of education. We have a duty to bring next-generation techniques to deliver content in ways originators respond to," Lockard said. "The mortgage education industry is becoming cookie-cutter, with too many providers offering the same limited scope. And too many are giving up on in-person CE. In-person CE, done right, will help MLO grow, not just check the box for what’s required," Lockard said. 

Lockard has worked in and around the mortgage industry for over two decades. She has held licenses in title, property and casualty insurance, and real estate. Ultimately, she found her calling in mortgage education, dedicating 12 years to the field. Her vast industry knowledge serves as inspiration for connecting with others in the mortgage world. "I'm passionate about bringing people together and finding practical applications to mortgage education," she said. "I think there are new ways to grow this company, new techniques we can employ. But, in the end, our goal is to bring clients the best CE education in the industry, at the best cost."

Lockard is often seen at networking events as she thrives on forming evergreen relationships with anyone that she can find commonality in. Lockard said that, if she isn't working, she is most likely spending time with her husband and daughter.

Maximum Acceleration is a cutting-edge NMLS-approved provider of mortgage continuing education. It embraces its mission to provide the highest quality education at the most affordable prices, Maximum Acceleration produces regular symposia to bring new ideas and practices to mortgage industry leaders, as well as providing NMLS-approved education classes to loan originators across the nation.

LaDonna Lockard