It has been my honor to serve you in 2019. Here is a list of RIMBA’s accomplishments during 2019.
Beyond the hundreds of bills our Legislative Committee reviews each year we also…….
➢Engaged with National MBA for support of our position on various bills before the Legislature through our active membership in MAA.
➢ Commented on national legislation in support of the MBA position as well as a proposed change to FHA regulations concerning disparate impact.
➢ In keeping with our promise we launched the Certified Mortgage Professional designation
➢ Continued our Women in Mortgage Banking sub group which has been very successful in attracting new involvement with RIMBA
➢ In keeping with our strategy, we committed to Young Professionals by launching the Young Mortgage Professionals Committee
➢ Further we launched the Rising Stars recognition to promote young professionals
➢ We strategically added two new board members: Sara Hanson to take on the Young Mortgage Professionals initiative and add her perspective to the Board and Connie Vieira to add her deep overall mortgage experience and aid with our large education initiatives
➢ Continued production of the Weekly RIMBA Report. Only member outreach publication in New England and perhaps the country that goes out weekly.
➢ We retained JH communications as our PR firm to help promote the Mortgage industry in the best possible light. Ensuring that we get the right coverage as an industry through our charitable endeavors and more importantly positioning RIMBA as THE SOURCE for mortgage information in Rhode Island.
Some of the charitable endeavors your association aided in 2019
o American Cancer Society donation in Patty Slepkow’s name from the Spring Golf Tournament
o Homes for our Troops where RI with help from some neighbors raised $13,000 at the NEMBC
o Our Board Members, along with a few members, participated in a Habitat for Humanity Build in Exeter
o Sponsored the RI Coalition for the Homeless Breakfast
➢ We made it official and recognized Tom Fleming’s efforts by naming him Executive Vice President of RIMBA. Finally recognizing all the hard work he puts in on our behalf along with our Administrative Assistant, Carolyn Dion-Motta.
For 2020 … We don’t need to overload the initiative list!! We will continue all of the above and deliver on our promise to finish our work to establish a Mortgage University. We have begun the work but have much to complete before we can roll out.
I encourage you to reach out to board members if you have questions or suggestions about RIMBA.
We are here to serve you.
Patrick J. Deady
If you are working in the mortgage industry in Rhode Island it is because the Rhode Island Mortgage Bankers Association has been working for you.