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Bill Emerson

Bill Emerson, board chair, is vice chairman of Quicken Loans and Rock Holdings. He is responsible for leadership, growth and culture development across the entire Rock Holdings portfolio. Under his leadership, Quicken Loans became the second largest retail mortgage lender and has closed more than $400 billion of mortgage volume across all 50 states from 2013 through 2017. Emerson joined the company in 1993 as a mortgage banker. His passion and commitment for learning and growing, and his zeal for taking care of clients, helped him take on many roles at the company.

He serves on a number of boards and committees serving the housing industry and his community. These include the Mortgage Bankers Association (vice-chair and incoming chair), Financial Services Roundtable’s Housing Policy Council, Xenith, Inc., the Detroit Economic Club, the Detroit Parade Company, and The Skillman Foundation. His honors have included the ALS Association’s Iron Horse Award and the Salvation Army’s William Booth Award.  Bill earned a Bachelors in Business from Penn State.