2022 Career Achievement Honoree

Jul 06, 2022 – Jay Farner, Michigan State, will be presented with Delta Sigma Pi’s 2022 Career Achievement Award at the 2022 Grand Chapter Congress in Cleveland.

Jay Farner is Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board for Rocket Companies. Jay has been with Rocket Mortgage—a part of Rocket Companies and the nation’s largest mortgage lender—since 1996. Jay is also the CEO for Rocket Central—the centralized hub for the Rocket Companies fintech platform.

Jay earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University. While there, he was initiated into Gamma Kappa Chapter in 1995 and served as chapter president before graduating. Following in the footsteps of his father David, Michigan State, Jay was the second generation of the Farner family to be a Deltasig. David was initiated in 1964 and was later active with the Lower Michigan Alumni Chapter.

With more than 25 years of experience at Rocket, Jay has a unique perspective and understanding of the tech-driven business model, culture, history and strategic vision. Throughout his tenure, Jay has provided strong leadership for the company through many economic cycles, continued channel diversification and an IPO in 2020. His responsibility as the visionary for Rocket Companies’ growth, coupled with his industry expertise, gives him critical insight into trends and strategy to fuel future success. Jay drives the vision for the Rocket Companies ecosystem, ensuring it is a consistent, seamless experience for clients across the Rocket platform.

Jay serves as a board member of Detroit Labs LLC, Community Solutions, StockX, Bedrock Manufacturing, Rock Ventures LLC, Bedrock Detroit, the Metropolitan Detroit YMCA, Bizdom Fund and Rocket Giving Fund (where he serves as President).

The Deltasig Career Achievement Award is presented to Delta Sigma Pi members who have most distinguished themselves in business, government, or education, and through their accomplishments have furthered a higher standard of commercial ethics, culture, and the civic and commercial welfare of the community. Review other Deltasig Career Achievement Award Winners.

Join us in recognizing Brother Farner during Grand Chapter Congress on Thursday, July 14 during our Alumni Recognition Lunch. After the luncheon, Jay will address attendees during a fireside chat. 

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