Busey Home Mortgage has named Christa Smith mortgage originator. With six years of banking and home lending experience, she has developed a thorough understanding of lending process, from pre-approvals to loan closings. Smith educates clients on the diverse lending products available for home purchase or refinance—including conventional, debt consolidation and investment property loans. She is also experienced in the firm's specialty programs, such as construction, physician and jumbo loans.

Smith is involved with Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership as a homebuyer education presenter and has volunteered for its Project Day program—helping low-to-moderate-income families make their house a home through landscaping, painting and decorating.

Smith received her bachelor’s degree in Retail Management from Purdue University.