Meet Your 2005-2006 National Association of Mortgage Brokers Officers and Board of Directors mortgagepress.comNAMB leadership, 2005-2006, bios At the upcoming National Association of Mortgage Brokers 2005 Annual Convention and Exposition in Minneapolis, NAMB will officially pass the torch of leadership to a worthy and capable group of season mortgage professionals for the 2005-2006 term. NAMB's leadership will continue to strive for the betterment of the mortgage broker profession through its strong legislative ties on Capitol Hill, an expanded educational curriculum, and through continued outreach to the consumer through public education. Congratulations to the following individuals as they prepare to lead the association into the next year. President James Nabors, CRMS (One-year term) Since graduating from the University of Akron in 1976, Jim Nabors has made a dedicated commitment to the mortgage broker industry. Jim formed his own mortgage brokerage firm in 1989 and now serves as a director of Sandusky, Ohio-based Mr. Money. "NAMB has been in the lead as far as protection and legislation are concerned," notes Jim. "NAMB has improved the image of the mortgage broker industry, is on the forefront of wanting to clean up the industry and has provided a great deal of education. Education is the silver bullet. All of our problems can be solved by education, whether it's educating consumer advocates, legislators, regulators, the general public, or just educating our membership." In 1990, Jim became a charter member of the Mortgage Brokers Association of Ohio, and served as both vice president of legislation and as president. Since merging with the Ohio Affiliation of Mortgage Brokers to become the Ohio Association of Mortgage Brokers, he has served as OAMB vice president of government affairs, president-elect, two terms as statewide president, past president, and most recently Northwest Chapter president, as well as an honorary member. Jim has served as chairman of OAMB's Political Action Committee and NAMB's PAC. He has participated on the HUD mortgage reform task force and spent three years as NAMB Legislative Committee chairman. In 2001, he was selected as NAMB's Broker of the Year and served as chair of NAMB's 2002 Annual Convention in Cleveland, "NAMB Rocks." "I've learned a lot with NAMB about being a mortgage broker," says Jim. "I'm an introvert and had a hard time speaking in front of people, but I kind of think Ive overcome that." President-Elect Harry H. Dinham, CMC (One-year term) Harry Dinham is president of the Dinham Companies in Plano, Texas and has been involved in the mortgage industry for 35 years. He served as president of the Texas Association of Mortgage Brokers in 1999. Additionally, he has served as Legislative Committee chair and secretary for the Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Mortgage Brokers (DFWAMB). Harry has served in leadership roles in many capacities at NAMB, including as a member of the NAMB Board of Directors, By-Laws Committee chair, treasurer, Strategic Alliance Committee chair and as a member of the Membership Committee. Vice President George Hanzimanolis, CRMS (One-year term) George Hanzimanolis is president of Bankers First Mortgage in Tannersville, Pa. He served as president of the Pennsylvania Association of Mortgage Brokers and has been honored by PAMB as the 1998 Mortgage Broker of the Year, 2003 Volunteer of the Year, and in 2002 and 2004, received the PAMB President's Award. George has served on the NAMB Membership Committee, FHA/VA/Affordable Housing Committee and as a member of the Delegate Council. He currently serves on the NAMB Board of Directors, chairs the Industry Partners Committee and is a member of the NAMB PAC Founders' Club. In 2004, he was selected as NAMB Broker of the Year. George will serve as chair of the NAMB Convention Committee in 2006, "NAMB SoarsLife, Liberty and the Pursuit of Home Ownership." Secretary Kate Crawford (One-year term) Kate Crawford is manger of Corporate Investors Mortgage Group in Burlington, N.C. She has 30-plus years of experience in the mortgage industry. Kate is co-founder and past president of the North Carolina Association of Mortgage Professionals. She has helped write the North Carolina predatory lending law and the mortgage lending law (licensing). Kate has served on several NAMB committees, including the Legislative Committee, FHA/VA/Affordable Housing Committee, Fair Lending Committee, Nominating Committee and Awards Committee, to name a few. Treasurer Allan Daniels (One-year term) Allan Daniels is president of AA Mortgage Corporation in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He has more than 16 years of experience in the mortgage industry. He is a past president of the Michigan Mortgage Brokers Association, is a three-time winner of the MMBA Broker of the Year Award and the first recipient of the MMBA Lifetime Achievement Award. He has served on several NAMB committees, including the Government Affairs Committee, By-Laws Committee, the Delegate Council and has also served as NAMB regional vice chair. Immediate Past President Bob Armbruster (One-year term) Bob Armbruster has owned and operated Armbruster Mortgage Services Inc. in Atlanta since 1984, and has been involved in loan production and private consulting. He has also served on NAMB's Board as 2004-2005 president and also held a term as treasurer. In addition, he served on the following NAMB Committees: as co-chair of the Legislative Committee, States Issues, PAC; Government Affairs Committee; chair of the Finance Committee and Southeast regional vice chair. On the local level, Bob served as president of the Georgia Association of Mortgage Professionals. Director Jim Pair (Three-year term) Jim Pair is founder and president of Mortgage Associates Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas. He has more than 40 years' experience in the mortgage industry, having served as president of the Texas Association of Mortgage Brokers in 2000. Jim was instrumental in forming the Corpus Christi Chapter of TAMB and served as the chapter's first president. He also served a six-year term on the Mortgage Advisory Board for the Texas Savings and Loan Department. Jim has served on various NAMB committees, most recently, a chair of the Membership Committee. Director Marc Savitt (Three-year term) Marc Savitt is president of The Mortgage Center of Martinsburg, W. Va. He has 20-plus years of experience in the mortgage industry, and served as president, vice president and treasurer of the West Virginia Association of Mortgage Brokers. He serves on the Fannie Mae Advisory Council for both West Virginia and the Southeast region. Marc has served on various NAMB committees, most recently, as chair of the Government Affairs Committee. Director J. Thad McIntyre, CRMS (Two-year term) Thad McIntyre is founder and president of Nationwide Home Loans in Waveland, Miss. He has more than 12 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Thad is a state and national certified mortgage industry trainer and instructor. He is currently past president of the Mississippi Association of Mortgage Brokers, where he has served on the Board of Directors for five years. In 2003, Thad was named Broker of the Year for the state of Mississippi. He has participated in the building of the Mississippi Mortgage Consumer Protection Act, has written the state law and compliance course for continuing education in the mortgage industry, and has developed the Mississippi Residential Mortgage Specialist designation (MRMS). Thad has served on several NAMB committees, most recently, as chair of the Certification Committee. Director John Porter (Two-year term) John Porter is owner and vice president of Mortgage Master Service Corporation in Kent, Wash. He has more than 18 years of experience in the mortgage industry, and has served as president of the Washington Association of Mortgage Brokers in 1996. John has been instrumental in establishing the WAMB Mortgage Brokers Act, chaired WAMB's Political Action Committee, and served as treasurer of WAMB. In 2001, John established and co-chaired NAMB's Credit Scoring Committee, co-chaired the Membership Committee, and has helped to develop the NAMB Strategic Alliance program. John has served on various other committees and is a member of the NAMB PAC Founders Club. Director Michael DAlonzo, CMC (One-year term) Michael D'Alonzo is owner and president of Creative Mortgage Group Inc. in Willow Grove, Pa. He has 18-plus years of experience in the mortgage industry. Mike has served as president of the Pennsylvania Association of Mortgage Brokers for two consecutive years, 2000-2002. He has also served as chapter president for PAMB's Philadelphia region, chaired, and served on various other committees for PAMB. He is a certified instructor and trainer on the state and national levels. Mike has chaired the NAMB Editorial Committee, and has served on the By-Laws, Membership, Nominating and various other NAMB committees. Director Jane Estes, CRMS (One-year term) Jane Estes is president of Summit Mortgage Services Inc. She has 13 years of experience in mortgage lending, with both conforming and non-conforming loans. She holds the national designation of Certified Residential Mortgage Specialist (CRMS) and is a graduate of the Residential Mortgage Lending School (GRML). These certifications translate into knowledge and experience in all aspects of mortgage brokering within North Carolina, and require annual state and national continuing education. Jane has served as 1999 president of Charlotte Area Mortgage Professionals, and in 1999, as an at-large Board member of the North Carolina Association of Mortgage Professionals. Jane has served on various NAMB committees, including the Nominating and Government Affairs Committees, and a member of the Delegate Council. Most recently, Jane served as chair of the Fair Lending Sub-Committee.