The Houston Mortgage Bankers Association installed their 2017-2018 president and board of directors in a luncheon meeting held on June 14 at Maggiano’s restaurant near the Galleria. Outgoing HMBA President Greg Burkett thanked the retiring board members and called each of them to the podium to receive a plaque. He then passed the gavel to incoming HMBA President, Joe Thompson.
Mark Raskin, president of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, introduced the new board members: Vice President Scott Gillen; Treasurer Brad Luo, Secretary Sheree Gilbert; Trey Bell; Ryan Black; Blake Bravo; David Bravo; Greg Burkett; Bill Dawley; Kittie Guggenheim; Candy Lewis; Mike McFarland; and Lisa Rogers.
In his remarks, Thompson thanked Burkett and the outgoing board members. He addressed his goals for the coming year, which include increasing HMBA membership, especially with younger mortgage bankers, through the development of new membership benefits, and strengthening HMBA’s position and influence as an important industry representative in Austin.
“On the 10-year anniversary of our industry’s most serious crisis, we must invest our efforts into protecting the longevity of mortgage banking in our local community,” Thompson said. “We must foster new talent that brings integrity and professionalism along with newer ideas for the next generation of home buyers.” In closing, he thanked the board for electing him and reminded everyone to “never take the business for granted.”
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.