Linda Erkkila Named 2017 Leading Lady by MReport Magazine

News Release
September 14, 2017

Valley View, Ohio, September 14, 2017 – Safeguard Properties, the mortgage field services industry leader, is pleased to announce that Linda Erkkila, general counsel and executive vice president of human resources, has been named a 2017 Leading Lady by MReport magazine.

“Linda has made a significant impression on both the day-to-day operations and long-term strategic mission at Safeguard through her extensive knowledge, experience, and broad understanding of the industry,” said Alan Jaffa, CEO of Safeguard. “We congratulate her on being recognized for her accomplishments as an industry leading lady.”

Linda serves as general counsel and executive vice president of human resources for Safeguard. As a key member of the executive team at Safeguard, Linda has made an impact as a strategic leader in both the legal and human resources departments. She also has influenced the mortgage servicing industry via partnerships with government regulators and offering her expertise through published articles and conference panels.

MReport magazine’s 2017 Women in Housing list features 60 distinguished women. It is divided into three categories: Power Players, which honors C-suite and executive-level women; Leading Ladies, which recognizes top female executives and managers; and Emerging Leaders, which features up-and-coming talents who are 35-years of age or younger. MReport’s Women In Housing is a special issue published annually, and the women will be recognized at next week’s Five Star Conference’s Women in Housing Leadership Forum at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20 at the Five Star Conference in the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas.

About Safeguard Properties: Safeguard Properties is the mortgage field services industry leader, preserving vacant and foreclosed properties across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Guam. Founded in 1990 by Robert Klein and headquartered in Valley View, Ohio, Safeguard provides the highest quality service to our clients by leveraging innovative technologies and proactively developing industry best practices and quality control procedures. Consistent with Safeguard’s values and mission, we are an active supporter of hundreds of charitable efforts across the country. Annually, Safeguard gives back to communities in partnership with our employees, vendors and clients. We also are dedicated to working with community leaders and officials to eliminate blight and stabilize neighborhoods. Safeguard is dedicated to preserving today and protecting tomorrow. Learn more at

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