BAKERSFIELD, Calif., January 6, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Golden Empire Mortgage, Inc. (GEM), a respected lender in the mortgage industry for more than 30 years, has announced that after a brief hiatus, Manuel Corral is returning to GEM as senior vice president of loan production.

During his career, Manuel Corral has funded over $ 1.5 billion in loans, is a 10-time loan officer, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, ranks in the top 1% of all annually loan officers nationwide, and is recognized as one of the top originators by industry magazines, including The Scotsman’s Guide, Mortgage Executive Magazine, and Mortgage Originator Magazine. Additionally, Corral is recognized by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) as one of the Top 20 Latino Mortgage Makers Nationwide as well as a CalHFA Hero of Lending by the. State of California for six consecutive years.

“Upon his return, Manuel will take on a new role within the company. As Senior Vice President of Loan Production, he will help lead GEM success as we move into the next chapter of building a business and expanding our brand, ”said GEM President Joe ewens. “In my career, I have not met a more professional and dedicated initiator, and I am more than pleased to have Manuel as a mentor to the next generation of GEM mortgage leaders,” added Ewens.

This opportunity will allow Corral to leverage its 30 years of expertise in the mortgage industry to develop, train and mentor GEM branches and loan officers. His dedication to serving first-time homebuyers, top home buyers and real estate investors will have a positive impact on GEM’s sales force. Corral’s “Customers Come First” philosophy has enabled it to deliver a five-star service experience to every family it serves. Her dedication to advising home buyers has helped families make smart decisions that align with their short and long term financial goals.

Corral’s familiarity with the GEM brand will generate lasting relationships with customers and businesses. The entire company looks forward to benefiting from Corral’s contributions in his new role and is excited about the future of GEM.

About Golden Empire Mortgage, Inc. (GEM)

Lender NMLS 2427 | Golden Empire Mortgage, Inc. (“GEM”) ( is a California-based company headquartered at 1200 Discovery Drive, Ste. 300, Bakersfield, CA 93309. GEM is a residential mortgage lender and manager licensed by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act under license no. 413-0360. GEM is also engaged in residential mortgage lending business in the following additional states: Arizona: GEM operates in the state of Arizona under the name Golden Empire Mortgage, Inc. under the license number Mortgage Bankers. 0906440 issued by the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions. Colorado: GEM operates in the state of Colorado under a mortgage company registration issued by the Colorado Division of Real Estate. Oregon: GEM operates in the State of Oregon under Mortgage License no. ML-2891 issued by the Consumer and Business Services Department, Financial Regulation Division. Texas: GEM operates in the State of Texas as GEM Mortgage, Inc. pursuant to a mortgage bankers registration issued by the Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending, Notice to Texas Loan Applicants. Washington: GEM operates in Washington State under the Consumer Credit Company license number. CL-2427 issued by the Washington Consumer Services Division, Department of Financial Institutions. To access more details on GEM licenses, visit

GEM is an equal opportunity lender.


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