The Houston Mortgage Bankers Association installed their 2016-2017 board of directors in a luncheon meeting held on June 8 at Maggiano’s restaurant near the Galleria. Outgoing president Bill Dawley handed the gavel to incoming president Greg Burkett who introduced his leadership team: Vice President Joe Thompson, Treasurer John Wilson, and Secretary Sheree Gilbert; and board members Trey Bell, David Bravo, Bill Dawley, Mack Gibson, Kitty Guggenheim, Candy Lewis, Mike McFarland, Lisa Rogers, and Mat Wilson.
Burkett thanked Dawley and the outgoing board for their service and noted that Dawley and several other past HMBA presidents remain as active board members. “It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of this association,” he said. “This is a board that truly loves what we do.”
In his remarks, Burkett laid out his goals for the coming year. They include increasing recognition for HMBA as the number-one representative for the mortgage industry in Houston; growing individual and corporate memberships; adding more Platinum sponsors; offering increased value to members; and adding more “lunch n’ learns” with varied topics and a distinguished producer panel. He closed by encouraging all HMBA members to support the Texas Mortgage Bankers Political Action Committee. “Our goal this year is $15,000 and I urge all of you to contribute. The PAC is the way to maintain our standards and preserve our industry.”HMBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sound business practices and integrity in origination, lending and servicing of mortgage loans through discussion forums, networking opportunities, and continued education. For more information about HMBA, visit houston-mba.com.