July 16, 2021

Starion Bank mortgage banking supervisors Kassy Landis and Brian Schutz have been named to the Mortgage Executive Magazine’s Top 1% of Mortgage Originators in America list.

Four-time honoree Landis, a mortgage banking officer since 2012, is located at the Bismarck, ND branch on N. Washington Street. She joined Starion in 2006 as a teller, advanced to business banking, and became a mortgage underwriter in 2008. Landis earned an associate degree from Bismarck State College and a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson State University, both in business administration. She was honored by the Scotsman Guide as a 2020 Top Originator and landed on the Guide’s Top Women Originators list as well. Landis currently sits on the board of Bismarck Dollars for Scholars board of directors and is involved as an affiliate member of the Bismarck-Mandan Homebuilders Association and Bismarck Mandan Board of Realtors. In her spare time Landis enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons. Landis earned the Mortgage Executive Magazine’s 1% distinction in 2015, 2016, and 2019.

First-time honoree Schutz, a mortgage banking officer since 2010, is located at the Middleton, WI branch on John Q. Hammons Drive. A part of the banking industry since 2006, Schutz joined Starion in 2016. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In his free time, Schutz enjoys spending time with his two daughters.

Mortgage Executive Magazine annually compiles a comprehensive list of the nation’s top one percent of mortgage originators in the United States to recognize and celebrate their service, dedication, and hard work it takes to serve clients during the home loan process. The list debuted in 1995 as the Top 100 Mortgage Originator list in Mortgage Originator Magazine. In 2011, Mortgage Executive Magazine expanded the rankings to include the top one percent of the hundreds of thousands of mortgage originators in the U.S. The minimum eligibility criteria is a total personal production of at least $30 million in 2020.