Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association Presents Aksel Nielsen Award to Sabrina Nowling of Cornerstone Home Lending

Sep 13, 2017 | Member News

FORT COLLINS, CO (Sept. 8, 2017)—The Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association (CMLA) has chosen Sabrina Nowling, Regional VP-Marketing of Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc., as the recipient of its 2017 Aksel Nielsen Award. The award is given each year to an individual who has shown outstanding commitment and service through their work on the CMLA Board of Directors.

Ms. Nowling was presented with the award by her friend and mentor Michael E. Rosser during the 44th Annual CMLA Convention. In 2016, she assisted in the establishment of the CMLA/Rosser Endowment for Colorado State Business students. The $50,000 endowment supplies an annual scholarship for a student majoring in Business who meet certain criteria. She also established separate scholarships for both Denver University and Colorado State University fostering awareness of the mortgage industry and the CMLA. Nowling has also been active in recruiting millennials into the Mortgage industry. She has attended career fairs, networked with millennials to hear their needs and wants and established an internship and new grad program at Cornerstone Home Lending.

“It’s an honor to be this year’s Aksel Nielsen Award recipient,” says Ms. Nowling. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to give back in our industry, to help future leaders start their careers, and to make a difference in our community.”

Ms. Nowling’s mortgage career spans 26 years. She has served 14 years with Cornerstone Home Lending in various roles, including operations, origination, sales, business development, and marketing.

Founded in 1988 by Chairman Marc Laird and Chief Operating Officer Judy Belanger, Cornerstone Home Lending (Company NMLS 2258) is based in Houston, Texas. In 2010, Cornerstone opened its Mountain West Region headquarters in Fort Collins, Colorado. To learn more about Cornerstone Home Lending’s Mountain West Region, visit or call 907.206.HOME (4663).

Established in 1956, the CMLA is a non-profit trade association dedicated to responsible homeownership through integrity-based lending. The CMLA advances its mission with programs, services, and events designed to support Education, Representation, and Networking. Please visit to learn more about the CMLA and for more information about its annual award.