DALLAS July 30, 2019 The Five Star Conference today announced Sally E. Garrison as a nominee for The Cultural Leader Finalist in the Women in Housing Leadership awards, honoring the tremendous achievements of female business leaders from housing and mortgage servicing. The Women in Housing banquet takes place Wednesday, September 25 from 12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. during the three-day Five Star Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Now in its eighth year, the Women in Housing Banquet provides conference attendees with the opportunity to hear inspirational women leaders share success stories from both a personal and professional perspective. Incorporating a theme of “Voices,” the banquet pays tribute to the critical but often underappreciated role women continue to play in our industry and how important it is that their voices are heard.

“In this demanding business, the skill, service, and commitment of, not only these finalists, but of all the nominees strengthens and inspires our industry,” Ed Delgado, CEO of Five Star said.  “It is my privilege to honor these women professionals at this high–level for their personal contributions and successes.”

Sally E. Garrison received a B.A. in Economics, Environmental Science, and Political Science, from Claremont McKenna College in 1995. She received her J.D. from the University of Oklahoma, College of Law, in 2000. During her studies at the University of Oklahoma (OU), she also attended the Oxford Summer Program at Queen’s College, focusing on the European Union and Intellectual Property. Before beginning her work in real estate litigation, Sally taught as an adjunct professor at the OU College of Law, in the areas of Intellectual Property, Copyright, Contracts, and Law in Cyberspace, and worked as in-house counsel for OU, representing various departments and organizations. She is currently the managing member of The Mortgage Law Firm, PLLC, in Oklahoma, and is licensed in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arizona. Her work includes motion practice, non-jury and jury trial work, and appellate practice. She is also the Firm’s Client Relations and Marketing Liaison, working closing with clients to ensure excellent service and communication. In addition to firm work, she has consulted with local law firms to provide system efficiency and managerial advice. She is a graduate of the Stagen Leadership Academy Integral Leadership Program, and was awarded Black Belt recognition for her work in communication, influence, and motivation. She serves on the board of directors for the USFN and for Savannah’s Station Therapeutic Riding Program, an organization providing horse riding therapy for children with special needs (savannahstation.org).

“Sally is an experienced litigator with an in-depth understanding of our industry,” said Jason Cotton, TMLF President and CEO. “In addition to her wealth of experience, she is also exceptionally talented at building long-lasting relationships with our clients and colleagues. We are extremely proud of all she has and continues to accomplish and are fortunate to have her on our leadership team.”

The Women in Housing Leadership Awards Banquet this year is a joint presentation of the Five Star Conference and mPower, uniting to honor the industry’s exceptional women. Finalists for the Keystones will be announced in the September issue of MReport magazine, with the final recipients receiving profiles in the October issue.


  • Rising Business Leader
  • Culture Leader
  • Community Leadership
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Laurie A. Maggiano Legacy

To learn more and register for the Five Star Conference and the Women in Housing banquet visit: fivestarconference.com.  Full conference tickets are still available at a discounted rate until August 30, and attendees can purchase tickets or tables for the awards banquet.

About The Five Star Institute

Based in Dallas, Texas, the Five Star Institute (FSI) is a national trade association supporting the U.S. residential mortgage and real estate market, through membership groups, publishing, conferences, education services, and strategic events. FSI advocates on behalf of and for industry stakeholders on policy matters and interests established to protect, preserve and promote home ownership. Learn more at TheFiveStar.com.