JPEG: Picture the Future


The Annual JPEG Picture the Future program is one of the ALFN’s most highly sought-after opportunities, and the competition gets tougher each year. All nominations are received during a three to four-week period from attorney-trustee and associate members, as well as from mortgage servicers. Individuals can either self-nominate and/or be nominated by a third-party. Winning candidates often receive multiple nominations that attest to the impact these young leaders are making in our industry and their communities through education, volunteerism, entrepreneurship, and continued leadership. 

Candidates undergo a blind review by our review committee, which is made up of members of the ALFN Board of Directors, ALFN Executive Staff members, select participants from the ALFN attorney-trustee and associate membership groups, and servicer participants. Candidates are judged solely on the merits of their applications. All references to firm or company names, individual names, gender, or other identifiers are removed prior to being reviewed by the committee. The individuals who are selected join a growing and very select group of young professionals to be recognized with this award.

A candidate may either self-nominate or be nominated by another individual with knowledge of the nominee's background, achievements, and contributions to the industry. Nominees should be under the age of 40 and must be employed in-house by an ALFN member business, mortgage servicer, or GSE. Multiple nominations for a single candidate are allowed. However, multiple nominations are aggregated into a single, anonymous packet for reviewers. A limited number of winners each year may be non-members of the official Junior Professionals & Executives Group (JPEG) including some young professionals, mentors, and servicing partners who contribute to the group's success. Non-JPEG member selectees will be at the discretion of the ALFN.

Those selected for the Annual JPEG Picture the Future Award are recognized during a special awards breakfast presentation during ALFN's ANSWERS Conference each July.  The ALFN Annual Awards digital publication featuring these individuals will be made available at this event.  The Annual JPEG Picture the Future Awards will open for nominations in April each year.

The Picture the Future publication is available in digital-only format as an e-publication, distributed to the ALFN's industry list of 6000+ contacts, made available on the ALFN events mobile app at all ALFN events, published on ALFN social media pages, and available on the ALFN website.  Printed copies are not made available as ALFN is committed to practices that protect our environment.

For questions regarding the JPEG: Picture the Future program and the ALFN Annual Awards publication, please contact Susan Rosen

Click here to view a copy of the ALFN Annual Awards Publications, which includes JPEG Picture the Future.

ALFN Staff Liaison
Susan Rosen

Kathleen Kramer
Kluever Law Group