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Wyatt Gene Ross

Wyatt Gene Ross, American mortgage company executive, consultant. Member Mortgage Bankers Association.

Background

  • Ross, Wyatt Gene was born on August 1, 1942 in Springfield, Illinois, United States. Son of Lester Allen and Wilma Mae (Priddle) Ross.

  • Education

    • Student, University Illinois, 1962. Student, Southern Illinois University, 1964.

    Career

    • With professional baseball Pittsburgh Pirates, 1962, Minnesota Twins, 1962-1965. Bank auditor State of Illinois, Springfield, 1965-1966. From loan officer to vice president Mortgage Associates, Inc., Milwaukee, 1966-1972.

      Partner Joe Foster Real Estate, Collinsville, Illinois, 1968-1969. Vice president Weyerhaeuser Mortgage Company, Los Angeles, 1972-1975. Chairman, president Great American Funding Corporation, Hinsdale, Illinois, 1975-1980.

      Senior vice president United 1st Mortgage Company subsidiary Merrill Lynch, La Jolla, California, 1980-1982. Executive vice president Merrill Lynch Mortgage Corporation, Stamford, Court, 1982-1984, Shawmut 1st Mortgage Corporation, Dallas, 1984-1988. Chairman board, Chief Executive Officer Paragon Mortgage Corporation, Smyrna, Georgia, since 1988.

      Board directors Technology Resources, Inc., San Diego, Maritime Resources, Inc., San Diego.

    Politics

    The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Methodist member is very much a folk theologian who should speak 'plain truth to plain people'.

    Membership

    Member Mortgage Bankers Association.

    Connections

    • Married Vonia Pearl Brown, November 11, 1962 (divorced October 1986). Children: Craig Allen, Cayle Allen. Married Barbara Leigh McBride, June 26, 1987.

      1 child, Lacey L.
    • father: Lester Allen Ross
    • mother: Wilma Mae (Priddle) Ross
    • spouses: Vonia Pearl Brown
    • Barbara Leigh McBride
    • children: Craig Allen Ross
    • Cayle Allen Ross
    • Lacey L. Ross
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    Born August 1, 1942
    (age 75)
    Nationality
    • 1962
      University Illinois
    • 1964
      Southern Illinois University
    • 1962
      With professional baseball Pittsburgh Pirates
    • 1962 - 1965
      With professional baseball Pittsburgh Pirates
    • 1965 - 1966
      bank auditor, State of Illinois
      Springfield, Missouri, United States
    • 1966 - 1972
      from loan officer, to vice president Mortgage Associates
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1968 - 1969
      partner, Joe Foster Real Estate
      Collinsville, Illinois, United States
    • 1972 - 1975
      vice president, Weyerhaeuser Mortgage Company
    • 1975 - 1980
      chairman, Great American Funding Corporation
      Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
    • 1975 - 1980
      president, Great American Funding Corporation
      Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
    • 1980 - 1982
      senior, vice president United 1st Mortgage Company subsidiary Merrill Lynch
      La Jolla, California, United States
    • 1982 - 1984
      executive, vice president Merrill Lynch Mortgage Corporation
      Stamford, Connecticut, United States
    • 1984 - 1988
      executive, vice president Merrill Lynch Mortgage Corporation
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1988
      chairman, Paragon Mortgage Corporation
      Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
    • 1988
      Chief Executive Officer, Paragon Mortgage Corporation
      Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
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