Shawn Krause Executive Vice President @ShawnKrause Shawn Krause is the Executive Vice President at Quicken Loans. In this role, she leads the company’s government advocacy program in Washington, D.C. The team works alongside lawmakers on Capitol Hill, regulatory agencies, and key influencers within the industries represented by the more than 100 and growing Quicken Loans’ Family of Companies. She has more than 25 years of experience in the mortgage & housing industry. Shawn joined Quicken Loans in 1991 as a loan processor and quickly ascended through the ranks, holding numerous positions that touched on nearly every area of the company. Serving in leadership positions within the capital markets, operations and technology teams, Shawn has been instrumental in driving the company forward. Most notably, Shawn created Quicken Loans’ Mousetrap team, which has the goal of “building a better mousetrap” for all of the company’s business processes. The team is comprised of dedicated problem solvers who solicit, analyze and implement process recommendations and changes throughout Quicken Loans. The Mousetrap team led the creation of the innovative tech-based mortgage process that has propelled Quicken Loans to become the nation’s largest mortgage lender. Through this experience, Shawn has a detailed knowledge of the entire mortgage process. Additionally, Shawn is actively involved with many industry-related organizations. She serves on the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) Board of Directors, National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) Development Corporation Board, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) Corporate Board of Governors, Nevada Mortgage Lenders Association (NMLA) Advisory Council, and the New York Mortgage Bankers Association (NYMBA) Board of Directors. Shawn also sits on many committees within the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), Housing Policy Council (HPC) and Women in Housing & Finance. A native of metro Detroit, Shawn currently lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan.