2017 Paradigm Award

Paradigm Award

About the 2017 Honoree

Teresa Bryce Bazemore
President, Radian Guaranty Inc.

Teresa Bryce Bazemore is President of Radian Guaranty Inc., Radian Group Inc.’s principal mortgage insurance subsidiary. As President, Ms. Bazemore is responsible for all domestic and international mortgage insurance business operations.

Prior to her appointment as President, Ms. Bazemore was the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Risk Officer and Secretary for Radian Group, a global credit risk management company. Prior to that, as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Nexstar Financial Corporation and Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs for MBNA Home Finance (after the MBNA acquisition of Nexstar), Ms. Bazemore was responsible for legal, compliance, quality assurance, credit policy, insurance and governmental affairs matters in addition to her corporate secretarial duties. Ms. Bazemore also served as General Counsel of Bank of America Mortgage, General Counsel of PNC Mortgage, a subsidiary of PNC Bank and as Associate General Counsel at Prudential Home Mortgage. She began her legal career as an associate at Piper & Marbury (now DLA Piper) after serving as a law clerk to Chief Justice Robert Wilentz of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Ms. Bazemore is on the Board of the US Mortgage Insurers. She serves on the Mortgage Bankers Board of Directors and on the Mortgage Bankers Residential Board of Governors. Ms. Bazemore has also previously served as a member of the Economic Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve, the Fannie Mae National Advisory Council, the Home Builders Institute, the Advisory Committee of the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators as well as Board Chair of the Research Institute for Housing America.

In 2013, Mortgage Banking Magazine named Ms. Bazemore one of the Top 20 Leading Industry Women. In 2011, Housing Wire magazine named Ms. Bazemore as one of the Influential Women in the Housing Economy and the Philadelphia Business Journal honored Ms. Bazemore with its 14th Annual Women of Distinction Award. In 2010, Black Enterprise Magazine named Ms. Bazemore one of the 75 Most Powerful Women in Business. She was also a recipient of the 2010 Smart CEO Magazine Brava! Women Business Achievement Award. Ms. Bazemore received the 2005 Mortgage Banker’s Distinguished Service Award and the 2001 Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators, the 2001 Stakeholder Award from The Charting Your Own Course Foundation, the 1999 State and Local MBA Service Award and the 1993 Leadership Lending Award from Prudential Home Mortgage. In 2004, she was chosen as one of the 40 Most Influential Women in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal.

Currently, Ms. Bazemore serves on the Board of Directors of the Kimmel Center, Inc., the Board of Directors of Public Media Company, the Board and Executive Committee of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, the Board of Directors for WHYY, the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Board of the University of Virginia Foundation and of the Columbia Law School Association. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Columbia University School of Law.

Presenting Sponsor:

Ernst & Young