NMMLA Presidents Welcome
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Vince Smith. I am a mortgage loan originator at Nusenda Credit Union. I have worked for Nusenda, formally New Mexico Educators, for going on 13 years now holding various positions. I want to first and foremost say thank you so much to the membership for voting me in a 2nd term as president of the New Mexico Mortgage Lenders Association. It is truly an honor to serve as your 2020 president.
As a former director, vice president of education, president-elect and past president I have seen firsthand the hard work this association puts in helping this industry grow in a safe and ethical manner.
Our association has come a long way. We have sold our annual golf tournament year after year and have shown our membership the true value of being a member through our new quarterly luncheons and dynamic and informative speakers. Bringing back the networking aspect of NMMLA has cultivated new relationships and prosperous partnerships.
Through the leadership of your board of directors, we all have a lot to celebrate and be thankful for.
A few years ago, your New Mexico Mortgage Lenders Association leadership traveled to Washington DC to join forces with other states and the Mortgage Bankers Association to lobby for loan officers to have the ability to change companies and continue to originate mortgages while applying for their licenses. Effective November the new Temporary Authority took effect and what a huge accomplishment for our industry this was. We continue to attend the national MBA conferences in keeping our finger on the pulse of our industry.
In addition to our lobbying efforts nationally, locally through the close supervision of our lobbyist and the national Mortgage Bankers Association, we were able to monitor hundreds of bills to ensure none of them would have unintended consequences for our industry.
Through our membership committee, to date, The New Mexico Mortgage Lenders Association has grown to over 41 members!
As your 2020 president, I will strive to continue to steer this ship making sure not to forget where it came from. My goal for our association is to continue to be your voice, your advocate, and make this year a year to remember. I look forward to the coming year and all its accomplishments. I appreciate your support and your hard work.