Program Coordinator and Full-Time Faculty
Keith Baker has served as the coordinator of the Mortgage Banking
program at North Lake College since 2003 and teaches as a faculty member
in both this program and North Lake’s Real Estate program. He earned a
bachelor’s degree in business administration from Arkansas Tech
University, a graduate degree from the BAI (Bank Administration
Institute) School for Bank Management at the University of Wisconsin,
and a master’s degree in financial services (M.S.F.S.) from The American
College. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from
Texas Woman’s University.
Mr. Baker’s more than 30 years of diverse experience in finance,
accounting and management in the mortgage banking, insurance and other
financial services industries includes life insurance property and
casualty insurance, credit and asset securitization, investment
underwriting and public accounting.
Since 2001, he has served as managing director of Baker Capital
Management, with offices in Dallas and New York, providing
non-investment risk-management advisory services and assisting in peer
performance for mortgage loan operations, claims management and
counter-party due diligence for asset management and servicing. He
has also served as senior vice president of new products and ventures,
and chief financial officer of the credit-based business unit, of
Enhance Financial Services Group Inc. (EFSG) in New York; vice president
of management resources, corporate development and business
oversight at MONY Life Insurance in New York; senior auditor for Kenneth
Leventhal and Co. in Houston; and as an investment officer in Texas
Commerce Bankshares in Houston.
Mr. Baker is a certified public accountant (CPA) and certified
financial planner (CFP). He is co-author of the business book “How to
Survive Your Year 2000 Solution” (1998) and author of the textbook
“Residential Mortgage Loan Origination”, first published in 2004 and now
in its second edition.
He is a member of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, the Dallas
Mortgage Bankers Association, the Texas Real Estate Teachers Association
(lifetime member), the Society of American Military Engineers, the
Financial Planning Association, the American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants and the Association of Insurance Financial Analysts.