The Oregon Association of Mortgage Professionals (OAMP) and the Missouri Association of Mortgage Professionals (MAMP), state affiliates of NAMB—The Association of Mortgage Professionals, have partnered with Agility Resources Group LLC. The collaboration is designed to expand OAMP and MAMP’s offerings to members, increase educational and networking opportunities for local mortgage professionals, and create a go-to resource for consumers looking for help and guidance in financing their homes. “Our association is strong and thriving. But as the housing market rebounds, we see an opportunity to become an even more important resource for mortgage professionals and for consumers,” said OAMP President Matt Jolivette. “The Oregon Association of Mortgage Professionals stands for the highest levels of lending integrity. That means those in the mortgage industry turn to us for the best in education, and to lead the way in sharing best-practices. It also means that consumers should be able to turn to us to find leaders in mortgage lending that they can count on and trust.” “When it comes to financing their home, consumers need to know that the person they’re dealing with is held to the highest standards,” said MAMP President Erik Janezcko. “They know that’s true when dealing with members of the Missouri Association of Mortgage Professionals. But it also means that mortgage professionals look to us for education on changing rules and regulations. They need us to help them reach out to consumers. They want the benefit of networking with the industry’s best. And they want their voice heard when rules would work against consumers’ interests.” To help in that mission, both the Oregon and Missouri associations have enlisted the services of Agility Resources Group LLC. The Connecticut-based company has a strong background in working with mortgage groups to achieve aggressive goals. It will work with MAMP and OAMP providing association management, public outreach and conference and event development. “We’re honored to work with the mortgage leaders in Missouri and Oregon,” said Agility Resources Group CEO Vincent M. Valvo. “The mortgage industry is complex, both for those originating loans and for consumers who are seeking them. But a strong housing market, and a strong economy, can’t happen without the financing necessary to make homeownership dreams come true. We’re looking forward to our partnership with MAMP and OAMP, as they solidify their place as the pre-eminent voice for mortgage finance in their states.” Said MAMP President Janezcko: “We don’t want to be an association that’s satisfied with the status quo. Our members expect more from us. That’s why we’re so pleased to team up with an entrepreneurial organization like Agility Resources Group. We’ve seen them in action, and we’re excited about the passion they bring and the ideas they want to try.” In addition to working with the OAMP and MAMP, Agility Resources Group LLC provides similar services to the Connecticut Mortgage Association (CMA). It produces the annual national conference for NAMB, and for the Utah Association of Mortgage Professionals. In addition, it provides management services for the Massachusetts Society of Enrolled Agents, and produces the national Ultimate Mortgage Expo and the annual New England Women in Banking Conference.