Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington 
MBA/MW Connection
March 2010
Great Programs Planned for 2010

Please be sure to regularly check our web site for detailed event information and registration forms.

April 13
Appraisal Training
Herndon, VA

April 20
Analyzing Income for the Self-Employed Borrower
Bethesda, MD

April 22
Analyzing Income for the Self-Employed Borrower
Herndon, VA

May 6
CREF Spring Commercial Real Estate Update
& 'Where Are They Now' Reception
Washington, DC

On the Legislative Front

Legislative sessions are underway in MD, DC and VA. MBA/MW's Legislative Committee works closely on our members' behalf with the Maryland Mortgage Bankers Association, Maryland Lobbyist Dennis Rasmussen, the Virginia Mortgage Lenders Association as well as other industry-related associations to provide legislative oversight and lobbying related to state and local legislative and regulatory activities in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Welcome to our Newest Members

Champion Title & Settlements

Homestead Funding Corp

New World Title & Escrow

Thank You to Our New Member Sponsors

Dan Aminoff, AMP
Homestead Funding Corp.

Chip Beveridge
Bank of America Home Loans

Teresa Howell
Genworth Mortgage Insurance

Thinking About Joining MBA/MW?

Whether in a difficult business climate or in a perfect market, the MBA of Metropolitan Washington remains at the forefront of helping you operate your business to its fullest potential in a dynamically changing environment.

MBA/MW members are engaged in all aspects of real estate finance and include:
Mortgage Companies
Mortgage Brokers
Commercial Banks
Depository Institutions
Credit Unions
Title Companies
Insurance Companies
Credit Companies
Technology  Companies
Accounting Firms
Law Firms
Appraisal Companies
Environmental Companies
Other companies involved in mortgage lending
  and affiliated industries

Click here to download a membership brochure.


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Teresa Howell Installed as 2010 MBA/MW President
Despite the snow and the need to reschedule MBA/MW's Kickoff Dinner twice, Teresa Howell, Account Manager of Genworth Mortgage Insurance, was installed as MBA/MW's 2010 President at the association's Kickoff Dinner on February 23. Officers joining Ted include Carl Olzawski of Dax Realty Capital as 1st Vice President; Frank Donnelly, CFP, CMB of SunTrust Mortgage Inc. as 2nd Vice President; Steve Rogza of Gimbert Associates LLC as Secretary/Treasurer; and Ted Hermes of Walker & Dunlop Inc. as Chairman of the Board.

Board of Governors/Residential includes:
Dan Aminoff, AMP, Homestead Funding
Mark Baker, Chevy Chase Bank, a Division of Capital One N.A.
Chip Beveridge, Bank of America Home Loans
Pat Casey, CMB, SunTrust Mortgage Inc.
Malcolm Hollensteiner, CMB, PNC Mortgage
Madeline Johnson-Oler, CMB, Newbold Advisors
Jace Stirling, Winchester Home Loans
Mike Twigg, Metlife Home Loans

Board of Governors/Commercial includes:
Zach David, RBS/Citizens Financial Group, Real Estate Finance
Debra Goldstein, Combined Properties Incorporated
Henry Liu, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Larry Mathe, Fannie Mae
Tom Shields, MAI, Joseph J Blake & Associates
Roger Simon, Greenstein DeLorme & Luchs PC
Trevor Tolbert, Walker & Dunlop Inc.
Jeff Young, PNC Bank
Outstanding Service Awards Presented to Two MBA/MW Members

Two deserving MBA/MW members were presented with Outstanding Service Awards at MBA/MW's Kickoff Dinner on February 23 at Positano Restaurant.

Margie Blanchard is the Business Development Director for New World Title & Escrow. Prior to joining New World Title & Escrow Margie was an Account Manager with PMI Mortgage Insurance for over 20 years covering Northern VA and parts of MD.

For her entire mortgage banking career Margie has tirelessly given her time to MBA/MW. Margie has served as a member of the Board of Governors in 2002 and 2003, chaired our Networking Committee and Fall Conference, served on numerous committees, participated multiple years as a panelist for our annual fall conference and has been a sponsor for multiple new association members. 

Margie most recently served as Chair of MBA/MW's 2009 Mid-Atlantic Lender/Broker.  The Conference Committee is responsible for finding relevant speakers, obtaining sponsors as well as soliciting companies to be an exhibitor.  This was a difficult task given the economic climate last year. Margie stepped to the plate and together with her committee put together an extremely successful conference in a very challenging year. MBA/MW has been very fortunate to have Margie's dedication and participation over many years.

Robin Buffalo
joined the BF Saul Mortgage Company in March of 1970. He saw it as a small local company with some potential growth opportunity.  Prior to joining the company Robin obtained his Bachelor's degree from Lake Forest College in Illinois and then went on to Officer Candidate School in the Army National Guard.  The mortgage company later fell under the umbrella of Chevy Chase Bank and now Capital One Bank.
Robin has held just about every position in the mortgage company over his 40 years of service from origination to processing to underwriting to IT to servicing to secondary and everything in between. Robin also held a real estate broker's license for 35 years.
Robin considers his most significant contribution to the mortgage banking industry to be the coaching and mentoring of hundreds of great people who became very successful in the business including people who have risen to the ranks of Group Vice President and Senior Vice President within Chevy Chase Bank.
Robin served one term on the MBA/MW Board of Governors, and another term on the Board of the District of Columbia Mortgage Bankers, which was the predecessor to the MBA/MW.  The BF Saul Mortgage Company was a charter member of the DCMB, and Robin was asked to serve as the company's representative.
Robin has also served on MBA/MW's Legislative Committee and provided expert testimony a number of times before the Maryland State Assembly on issues of usury and insurance.

MBA/MW's Outstanding Service Awards Program was established in 1998 to recognize and honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions of their time and energy to the profession, the association and the community.
12/09 Luncheon
MBA/MW Gives Back
- Hope and a Home
MBA/MW's 2009 President Ted Hermes (left) was pleased to present Hope and a Home's Executive Director Dan Hall (right) and with a check for $2,250 at the association's December 2009 Annual Meeting and Holiday Luncheon. Also pictured is Laverne Brewster, a graduate of Hope and a Home's program and current staff Family worker. Laverne shared with attendees her incredible story of survival and how Hope and a Home improved the life of her family.

The funds donated to Hope and a Home were provided by our generous MBA/MW members through their support of the association's charity happy hours and golf mulligan sales at our Spring and Fall Golf Outings. Hope and a Home is a DC-based housing charity whose mission is to empower low income families with children in Washington, DC to create stable homes for themselves and to make lasting changes in their lives.

- Manna Inc.
In 2009 MBA/MW collected close to $500 from members to benefit Manna, Inc. In addition, our members participated in volunteer days sponsored by Manna, a 5K Run and Silent Auction. Manna is a nonprofit housing and community development organization which assists low and moderate income families to fulfill the dream of homeownership in Washington, DC.

Manna's 12 Annual  5K Fun Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, March 27 at Rock Creek Park. Click here for additional details and registration information.
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