dornay-1 Christendom will welcome Gellert Dornay, President and CEO of Axia Home Loans, to campus next Tuesday, September 6, for the first “Life on Tap” networking event of the year. Sponsored by the college’s career and leadership development office, the talk will give students the opportunity to learn the secrets to being both a successful and faithful business leader. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s St. Kilian’s Café, with refreshments provided.

Dornay attended Christendom College and the University of Washington, before spending fifteen years with Java Trading Co. While there, he successfully helped take the company from a start-up to securing manufacturing and distribution relationships with some of the largest retailers and hotel chains across three continents. After his time with Java, Dornay turned his efforts to the troubled mortgage industry, and founded Axia Home Loans in 2007. Under his leadership, Axia has developed an innovative production platform for mortgage professionals, which builds lasting, trusting relationships, and supports the entrepreneurial spirit while upholding what is in the long-term best interest of their clients.

Dornay sits on the board of several nonprofits and universities, including the advisory board for the Catholic University of America’s School of Business and Economics and the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP).

After his talk, Dornay will be available to speak one-on-one with those in attendance, giving them a valuable networking opportunity and the chance to gain helpful knowledge as they discern their vocations.

Christendom’s “Life on Tap” events are some of the college’s most popular, giving students the unique opportunity to gain valuable insights by bringing successful figures from a variety of different fields to campus to give talks and mentor students.

“Life on Tap” will be hosting Tim Busch, founder of The Busch Firm on Monday, September 26. Busch recently gave $15 million to the Catholic University of America’s business school, which will now be named after him and his wife.

On Wednesday, October 12, “Life on Tap” will feature Dr. Jimmy Sheehan. Sheehan, a native Irishman, is the inventor of the Sheehan Total Knee Replacement and is a close friend of Christendom College.

More “Life on Tap” events will be announced soon. For more information on these and any “Life on Tap” events, please contact director of career and leadership development Colleen Harmon at colleen.harmon@christendom.edu.

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