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10-year company veteran has played vital role in connecting with customers

Denver, Colorado – October 5, 2021Cherry Creek Mortgage, a nationwide, full-service mortgage lender, today announced that Phil Tidwell has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing Operations from his prior role as Director of Marketing Operations.

A 10-year veteran of Cherry Creek, Tidwell started as Communications and Development Manager, responsible for internal communications strategy and development of marketing and technical documents, including product advertising, training program materials, eLearning content, and policy and procedure sets.

“Phil has played a valuable role in connecting customers to our brand and in elevating our marketing team to a full in-house agency,” said David Arnett, Chief Marketing Officer of Cherry Creek Mortgage. “His promotion is well deserved.”

Prior to joining Cherry Creek, Tidwell served as educational products development manager at the Financial Planning Association, producing revenue-generating products that provided continuing education credits for Certified Financial Planners. At First Franklin, Tidwell developed eLearning content, training and certification testing programs for underwriting staff. At Merrill Lynch, Tidwell managed a team of regional production trainers responsible for training an operations staff of nearly 800 employees including underwriters, processors and closers.

“Cherry Creek Mortgage has a company culture of teamwork and in providing opportunities for individual growth,” Tidwell said. “I am honored to receive this recognition and eager to continue to help Cherry Creek strive for excellence as a leader in service for its borrowers.”


About Cherry Creek Mortgage

Cherry Creek Mortgage, LLC, NMLS #3001 has a 34-year tradition of serving the needs of home buyers across the country. With a reputation built on a passion for responsible lending and dedication to personal relationships, Cherry Creek Mortgage has helped thousands of customers realize their goal of home ownership. Cherry Creek Mortgage’s specialized internal processes and proprietary technology deliver a digital mortgage experience with a personal touch. The company is headquartered in Colorado and is licensed in 38 states, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. Learn more at