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Embrace Home Loans Eric Clay Recognized as a Rising Star

Home Loans, a prominent leader in the mortgage industry, announced
today that senior loan officer Eric Clay has been named a Rising Star by South
Shore Stars.

“I was delighted when Eric joined us at Embrace”

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Since 2010, South Shore Stars has honored individuals making a
difference as mentors and leaders in their professions and communities
(formerly the 40 Under 40 Awards). “Rising Stars” are leaders in
the South Shore community who value the mission and the impact on South
Shore children. South Shore Stars is a not-for-profit organization that
provides early education and youth development programs for communities
annually serving 1,200 children and youth age newborn through eighteen

“I am beyond humbled to receive this recognition,” said Clay. “It is
truly an honor, and I feel privileged to be recognized alongside some of
the community’s most influential individuals. It is so rewarding to know
I have been able to foster those types of positive relationships within
my community.”

Clay has nearly 15 years’ experience in mortgage banking. As a senior
loan officer at Embrace Home Loans, he leverages his vast and extensive
knowledge from his years in financing and home lending to consistently
deliver the most advantageous results for his clients. Previously, he
held positions at Citizens Bank, Chase and Citi, among others. He earned
his business degree from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

Rising Star honorees were carefully chosen through nominations and
endorsements by their peers electing those with significant community
involvement. Clay remains committed to his community, having
participated in numerous charities and local organizations supporting
the local economy and enriching the lives of those living in Plymouth.

“I was delighted when Eric joined us at Embrace,” said Michelle Solomon,
branch manager of Embrace Home Loans. “Having known him for many years,
I can attest he is bright, personable and pays great attention to
detail. Aside from his star-worthy qualities, he always manages to
create an enjoyable customer experience. I have no doubt that Eric is a
rising young star!”

“We are thrilled to have one of our own recognized for such a
prestigious award,” said Paul Laprade, regional executive of Embrace
Home Loans. “We encourage our employees to exemplify empathy, generosity
and goodwill. It’s excellent to see Eric making an impression on his
community and those around him.”

About Embrace Home Loans
Founded in 1983, Embrace Home Loans
is a direct lender for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, approved by FHA and
VA, and an issuer for Ginnie Mae. Embrace Home Loans has remained a
prominent leader in the industry, having helped hundreds of thousands of
individuals and their families purchase new homes, lower their monthly
payments and consolidate high-interest debt since its inception. With
80+ offices and licensed in 46 states and DC, Embrace has been
recognized seven times as one of the Best Medium-sized Companies to Work
for in America by Fortune and four times as one of the Fastest
Growing Companies in America by Inc. The company has also been
recognized eleven times as one of the Best Places to Work in Rhode
Island and as the Most Community Involved Company in Rhode Island by Providence
Business News. For more information, please visit

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