President, Al Grant
I’m honored and humbled to be your President.
I want to thank Patrick Deady and all the past presidents that I have had the pleasure of serving with; Deb Imondi, Dave DeCubellis and Dean Harrington. Their leadership and direction have been key in making RIMBA a stronger and more impactful organization for our members and our industry.
A number of years ago our past president Dean Harrington made Relevancy & Advocacy a cornerstone of his term. This made a lasting impression on our organization and continues to drive current and future initiatives.
RIMBA is benefiting our members, their families, our industry and Rhode Islanders in general through education, legislative watchdogging & advocacy, and meaningful charitable work for those who need it most.
I personally want to thank each of our board members. This is truly a “working board” that generously gives of their time, energy, expertise and even personal finances to make this thing work very well. The collegiality and “can-do” attitude between this team, who some would see as competitors, is both invigorating and inspiring. I also want to thank our many hardworking volunteers and affiliate members whose contributions are an invaluable piece of the fabric of RIMBA.
So moving forward, as we navigate a pandemic and manage unprecedented industry volume, we look to build upon all that has been accomplished by RIMBA and to continue to be a trusted source of industry information & education, a meaningful advocate for our members, and a benevolent contributor to the greater Rhode Island community.
My goal for my term as president is simply to carry on the great legacy of accomplishment that has preceded my tenure. There may be no finer example of the Association’s work than our collaboration with CCRI and the Principles of Mortgage Lending program; this program is putting Rhode Islanders to work and helping to fulfill our mission to promote and sustain responsible lending in Rhode Island. CCRI is a great partner and I am a proud alumnus!
With great collaboration from a tremendous organization, you have my word to be a worthy steward committed to making a positive difference.
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.