Jon Whittington is President of American Home Loans, the division of American Savings Bank that is responsible for residential loan origination. Jon oversees a state-wide team of seasoned professionals dedicated to helping Hawaii’s families realize their dreams of homeownership. Under Jon’s leadership, American Home Loans is among Hawaii’s leading residential lenders.
A twenty-year veteran of the mortgage business, Jon came to American in 2009. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Retail Division Manager at Central Pacific Bank after having spent the majority of his career as the Senior Vice President and Hawaii Regional Manager for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.
Jon is the only active mortgage banker in Hawaii that carries the mortgage industry’s highest professional designation of Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) and is a past president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Hawaii. In 2000, Jon also was honored by Pacific Business News as one of Hawaii’s top “Forty Under 40” which recognizes the most accomplished business and community leaders under the age of 40.
Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. A Hawaii resident since 1989, Jon is very active in our community. He serves as co-chair of the GIFT Foundation of Hawaii and has served on the boards of Hawaii HomeOwnership Center, Easter Seals Hawaii, and Hawaii Nature Center among others.