Spotlight Feature – Kevin Blankenship

Chapter President for the Nashville MBA

Kevin Blankenship who currently serves on the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association Board as the local chapter president for the Nashville Mortgage Bankers Association is our featured “Spotlight Member” this month. Kevin is a resident of Franklin, Tennessee and currently serves as a Mortgage Loan Originator at First Citizens National Bank. During his 25 years in the industry, Kevin has worked in every area of mortgage lending from processing to management. He is a native of Bowling Green, Kentucky and is a graduate of Western Kentucky University.


To learn more about Kevin Blankenship, please read the following interview. 

Interview for TNMBA Website

  1. On the weekends, where would we most likely find you?
    On the weekends, I enjoy spending time with family. Quite often, we end up going to a sporting event that my teenage son is in. This includes basketball, football, track, or golf.
  2. How did you get into the Mortgage business?
    I lived in Bowling Green, KY and was looking for a job. My uncle owned a mortgage company and after a few discussions my fate was sealed.
  3. Name three people (or one person if that is easier) that you view as mentors?
    Mac Grisham
    Steve Smith
    There are many, but these two stand out as mentors.
  4. What keeps you up at night?
    Making sure that I am doing my best to serve my Lord, my family and my client.
  5. What has the Mortgage Bankers Association meant to your career?
    It has been a great way to meet people in mortgage lending. This includes meeting people that want to give back and support the mortgage industry. There are so many people that don’t just see this as a job and want to make a difference for the client as well as others in the industry.
  6. Is there anything else that you would like to tell us about yourself? (hobbies, etc.)
    My wife, Neeka, and I teach a kindergarten Sunday school class as Clearview Baptist Church in Franklin. My son, Kevin, attends Freedom Middle School and will start at Franklin High School this fall.