Press Release

National MI’s Christina Bartning Named to HousingWire’s Insiders Award List
Sep 20, 2018
Vice President is recognized for leading the private mortgage insurer’s marketing and media outreach efforts, as well as her contributions to the launch of new pricing engine Rate GPS

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National Mortgage Insurance Corporation (National MI), a subsidiary of NMI Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: NMIH) announces that Christina Bartning, vice president of marketing and client solutions, has received an Insiders Award from HousingWire.  The HW Insiders Awards recognize “the unsung heroes that propel their companies to success,” according to HousingWire.

Christina Bartning
Christina Bartning, Vice President of Marketing and Client Solutions, National MI

“I’m honored to be named to HousingWire’s Insiders Award list,” Bartning said. “I look forward to contributing to National MI’s continued growth and success.”

Bartning leads the company's marketing, client solutions, customer training, sales support and public relations efforts, advises executives on high level strategic initiatives and helps plan and roll out new product launches.  She has been with National MI since the company’s inception in 2012 and established the company’s corporate branding and customer educational training program. Bartning also led a team that implemented new CRM technologies to increase customer contact and expand sales. “There is a reason why Christina is the hub of communication at National MI—she demonstrates excellence in everything she does,” said National MI President Claudia Merkle. “She is extremely dedicated and results-driven and has excellent interpersonal skills. Christina expects high quality from herself, so she is able to lead her team by example.”

Over the past 12 months, Bartning led a public relations campaign marking the five-year anniversary of National MI’s entry on the NASDAQ Index, which included National MI ringing the closing bell in May. She also oversaw the Boston Women’s Mortgage Leadership Roundtable, where female leaders in the mortgage industry participated in a discussion about the importance of building effective mentoring relationships.

One of Bartning’s most notable accomplishments was her role in the June launch of National MI’s groundbreaking Rate GPSSM, a new risk-based pricing platform which represents a significant evolution in the way National MI evaluates and prices risk. The platform represents a significant shift in the mortgage insurance industry with a more granular approach that supports National MI's goals, helps lenders structure loans with greater precision and makes mortgages more affordable to consumers.

"Christina was central to the collaboration that took place across National MI that made the launch of Rate GPS a huge success," said Mary Lee Sharp, the company’s senior vice president of human resources. "She can take great ideas from our sales team and help design and launch new mortgage insurance products and services. Christina is a perfect model for our company’s values of creativity, professionalism, and productivity.”

About National MI

National Mortgage Insurance Corporation (National MI), a subsidiary of NMI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NMIH), is a U.S.-based, private mortgage insurance company enabling low down payment borrowers to realize home ownership while protecting lenders and investors against losses related to a borrower's default. To learn more, please visit

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Press Contact
Mary McGarity
Strategic Vantage Mortgage Public Relations
(203) 260-5476

Investor Contact
John M. Swenson
Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasury 
(510) 788-8417

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Source: NMI Holdings Inc