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2019-2020 Committee Chairs

NAMB offers several different committees that are established for the efficient operation of the association's business. The Committee Chair and members of these committees are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Board before serving one-year terms.

Chair:

Linda McCoy, CRMS

Email:

linda.mccoy@namb.org

Awards

The Awards Committee is chaired by the Vice President. Each year a Call for Nominations is sent and the members of the Awards Committee review nominations received. The ultimate responsibility for selection is that of the committee, based upon the at-large nominations from members or the results of a search by the committee. Awards presented include the NAMB Mortgage Professional of the Year and the Kathy Love Volunteer of the Year Award.

 

Chair:

Michelle Velez, CMC

Email:

michelle.velez@namb.org

Bylaws

The Bylaws Committee is responsible for reviewing the bylaws and proposing changes as necessary to the Board of Directors. The President shall appoint a Bylaws Committee Chairperson. The Committee’s members shall consist of an additional five (5) current or past delegates elected, one from each from the western, northeastern, southeast, southwest and mid- west regions, as defined in these Bylaws. Nominees to the Bylaws Committee must have been members of NAMB for at least three (3) years.

 

Chair:

Linda McCoy, CRMS

Email:

linda.mccoy@namb.org

Certification

The Certification Committee is responsible for establishing, publishing, applying, reviewing, and revising certification eligibility standards and policies and procedures related to NAMB’s certification programs. The Certification Committee is also responsible for governance over and decision-making regarding NAMB’s certification programs, including but not limited to the development, administration and scoring of assessment instruments. The President is responsible for appointing a chairperson of the Certification Committee annually. The Certification Committee must be comprised of five (5) voting committee members including the chairperson. Voting members of the Certification Committee, including the committee chairperson, must be Professional Members of NAMB, in good standing, and hold at least one valid NAMB designation (e.g., CMC, CRMS or GMA).

 

Chair:

Linda Knowlton

Email:

linda@mortgagegroupservices.com

Communication

The Communications Committee is responsible for creating, monitoring, updating, and revising written public communications of the Association including, but not limited to press releases, website content, and social media. The Committee shall be composed of no fewer than five (5) members in good standing with the Association. The President shall appoint the chairperson of the Committee who is responsible for naming at least four (4) other members from within the membership of the Association. The member’s term begins with the installation at the annual meeting. The chairperson and members shall serve for a term of one year, and or until their successors are appointed.

 

Chair:

Kimber White, CRMS

Email:

kimber.white@namb.org

Conference

The Conference Committee is responsible for planning and organizing official meetings, conferences and events for the Association. The Committee shall be composed of no fewer than five (5) members in good standing with the Association. It. The President shall appoint the chairperson of the Committee who is responsible for naming at least five (5) other members from within the membership of the Association. The member’s term begins with the installation at the annual meeting. The chairperson and members shall serve for a term of two years, and or until their successors are appointed.

 

Chair:

Kimber White, CRMS

Email:

kimber.white@namb.org

Delegate Council

Delegate Council, chaired by the President-Elect, is the body responsible for representing and being a forum for expressing and realizing regional interests and concerns. The Delegate Council shall a) participate in the amendment of the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation, b) nominate Officers and Directors to the Board of Directors, and c) adopt rules and procedures for the conduct of its business not otherwise in conflict with these Bylaws or NAMB Policy & Procedures.

 

Chair:

Kimber White, CRMS

Email:

kimber.white@namb.org

Education

The Education Committee is responsible for creating, monitoring, updating, revising, distributing, and establishing standards for the Association's educational services. The Committee shall be composed of no fewer than five (5) members in good standing with the Association. The President shall appoint the chairperson of the Committee who is responsible for naming at least four (4) other members from within the membership of the Association. The member’s term begins with the installation at the annual meeting. The chairperson and members shall serve for a term of one year, and or until their successors are appointed.

 

Chair:

Rick Bettencourt, CRMS

Email:

rick.bettencourt@namb.org

Ethics and Professional Standards

The Ethics and Professional Standards Committee is responsible for establishing, maintaining and upholding the standards of ethical service as described in the Association’s Code of Ethics and Professional Standards & Best Lending Practices. The Committee shall be composed of at least five (5) professional members in good standing, including the Chairperson. The Immediate Past President shall serve as the Chairperson of the Committee, who is responsible for naming at least four (4) other members from within the professional membership of the Association. The Ethics Committee members cannot be sitting Board members, except for the Chairperson. The Chairperson and members shall serve for a term of one year, beginning with the installation at the annual meeting, or until their successors are appointed. The Committee, in accordance with and subject to the provisions of these Bylaws, shall adopt procedures governing the investigation and hearing of charges of misconduct brought against any member of the Association. It shall be their duty to refer such findings and any recommendations to the Board for final adjudication.

 

Chair:

John Forsythe

Email:

john.forsythe@plazahomemortgage.com

Federal Housing Administration (FHA)

The FHA Committee reviews the policies, underwriting guidelines and activities of the Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. As part of the review process, the committee provides suggestions and feedback on current and potential changes that would directly affect the industry and consumers.

 

Chair:

Wayne King

Email:

wayne.king@namb.org

Finance

The Treasurer shall chair the Finance Committee. The Committee is responsible for preparing and submitting recommendations for approval by the Board for the orderly allocation (budgeting), receipt and expenditure of the Association's funds. The committee shall also, from time-to-time, review dues, contributions and assessments, to assure that the Association meets its financial needs and obligations. Its membership shall consist of at least three (3) other members appointed by the President. The member’s term begins with the installation at the Annual Meeting, and they shall serve for a term of one year or until their successors are appointed.

 

Chair:

Marty Pfeiffenberger, CRMS

Email:

martyp@namb.org

Government Affairs

The Government Affairs Committee shall monitor and disseminate information on legislative and regulatory activity affecting members, develop position statements for Board approval, and promote a favorable legislative and regulatory environment for mortgage brokers. This Committee shall be composed of no fewer than five (5) members in good standing with the Association. The President shall appoint the chairperson of the Committee, who is responsible for naming at least seven (7) other members from within the membership of the Association. The chairperson and members shall serve for a term of one year, beginning with the installation at the Annual Meeting, or until their successors are appointed.

 

Chair:

Jim Nabors, CMC, CRMS

Email:

jlnabors@civista.bank

Legislative Action Fund (LAF)

Contributions to the NAMB Legislative Action Fund will provide much-needed additional financial support for NAMB’s Government Affairs efforts. These contributions will not be used to contribute to political campaigns.

 

Chair:

Ernest Jones, Jr., CRMS

Email:

ernest.jones@namb.org

Membership

The Membership Committee responsibilities shall include the implementation of an annual membership promotion campaign. It shall also have responsibility for assuring that membership applications meet the minimum criteria as prescribed in these Bylaws, and shall review and propose changes in membership requirements for each class of membership and recommend changes in the dues structure to the Board. The Committee shall be composed of no fewer than five (5) members in good standing with the Association. The President shall appoint the chairperson of the Committee; the member’s term begins with the installation at the Annual Meeting. The chairperson and members shall serve for a term of one year, and or until their successors are appointed.

 

Chair:

Rick Bettencourt, CRMS

Email:

rick.bettencourt@namb.org

Nominating

The Immediate Past President is the Chair of the Nominating Committee. The Committee must nominate one candidate to fill each Officer position, except for Immediate Past President and President, which will be filled by the current President and President-elect. The Committee should nominate one candidate to fill any open Director positions or Director positions that will become open at the end of the current term. All nominees must be consulted to determine their willingness to undertake the duties of the position for which the Committee is considering them. The Nominating Committee is responsible for ensuring that ballots are mailed (as that term is defined in these Bylaws) to all Professional Members of the Association no later than thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Meeting. Ballots must be returned to the NAMB office no later than fifteen (15) days prior to the Annual Meeting, and the Nominating Committee is responsible for determining the results of the election. The members of the Nominating Committee will be elected by a vote of the Delegate Council. Except for the Immediate Past President, who serves as Chair, no sitting Officer or Director of NAMB is eligible to serve on the Nominating Committee.

 

Chair:

Jim Nabors, CMC, CRMS

Email:

jlnabors@civista.bank

Political Action Committee (PAC)

NAMBPAC is the National Association of Mortgage Brokers’ voluntary, non-partisan Political Action Committee (PAC). This is the only Political Action Committee that represents Mortgage Brokers’ interests on Capitol Hill. NAMBPAC represents the Mortgage Broker Industry’s voice in the halls of Congress.

 

Chair:

Jeff Wilson

Email:

jeff.wilson@caliberhomeloans.com

Veterans Affairs (VA)

The Veterans Affairs Committee reviews the policies, underwriting guidelines and activities of the Department of Veterans Affairs. As part of the review process, the committee provides suggestions and feedback on current and potential changes that would directly affect the industry and consumers.