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Serving the Real Estate Finance Community for over 95 years.

Serving the Real Estate Finance Community for over 97 years.

Get Involved With Our Committees

Join one of IMBA’s Committees and You’ll:

  • Strengthen your ties with the mortgage lending industry;
  • Enjoy professional and personal contact with industry colleagues;
  • Gain a better and more diverse knowledge of the mortgage lending industry;
  • Help the Association plan the best possible programs for its members;
  • Enjoy the satisfaction that you’re giving back something that will benefit others in the business.
  • Take an important step towards a future leadership role in the IMBA.

2017 Committee Volunteer Sign-Up Form

Affordable Housing Committee

Mission: Responsible for determining and disseminating ways that low/moderate income borrowers’ needs can be met through available lending and/or educational programs; maintaining liaison with other groups including nonprofit groups, governmental entities and secondary market agencies.

John Bradley, Chair
Essent Guaranty
Phone: (315) 730-4488

Scott Freudenberger, Vice Chair
BMO Harris Bank
1200 Warrenville Road, #3C036, Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: (331) 281-4262

Legal Issues/Legislative Committee

Mission: Legal and Regulatory Compliance Interacts with state thrift, bank and mortgage industry regulators and supervisory agencies on legal and regulatory compliance issues and trends affecting mortgage lending institutions and their subsidiaries and affiliates. The committee provides policy guidance as appropriate and plans conferences addressing these issues.

Brett Natarelli, Chair
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
115 South LaSalle St., Suite 2600, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 529-6302

Membership Committee

Mission: Responsible for recruiting members and exploring ways to attract new members; assisting with dues collection efforts; evaluating and recommending new services which would be of benefit to the membership.

Joe Logan, Chair
Chicago Title Insurance Company
Phone: (312) 375-0254

Programs & Networking Committee

Mission: Responsible for providing planning annual social events for the association, including golf outing, fall reception and networking evenings.

Susan Monahan, Chair
Associated Bank
525 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: (312) 543-5855

John Westermeier, Vice-Chair
Contemporary Services, Inc.
Phone: (815) 777-8700

Risk Management Committee

Mission: Responsible for providing a forum and educational programs to address mortgage industry issues relating to risk management including fraud detection/prevention, underwriting and compliance issues.

Nathan Britsch, Chair
2936 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 413-6236

Dave Gilbert, Vice Chair
Chicago Financial Services
1455 W. Hubbard St., #200, Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: (312) 327-9954

Secondary/Capital Markets Committee

Mission: Responsible for providing a forum and developing educational programs for members involved in the secondary mortgage market; maintaining liaison with appropriate agencies and institutions.

A. Christine Ortigara, Chair
810 W. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 361-1115 Cell: (847) 767-1120

Jim Lukas, Vice Chair
Lukas Consulting

Young Mortgage Professionals Committee

Mission: Responsible for providing a forum for members who are new or fairly new to the mortgage banking industry, including developing educational and networking opportunities tailored for young mortgage professionals; Interact with other IMBA committees when appropriate and develop and maintain social media outlets for the association.

Jason Wroble, Co-Chair
National MI
Phone: (312) 898-2001

John Bradley, Co-Chair
Essent Guaranty
Phone: (315) 730-4488

Upcoming Events

IMBA 97th Annual Meeting

Thursday, February 1, 2018
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
5300 N. River Road,
Rosemont, Illinois

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
8:00 am - 6:00pm
Doubletree Hilton Oak Brook
1909 Spring Road
Oak Brook, Illinois

Annual Golf Outing

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Silver Lake Country Club
Orland Park, Illinois

Annual Premier Sponsor Partners


Annual Sponsor Partners

Diamond Residential Mortgage Corp.
Fairway Independent Mortgage
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Wells Fargo Funding
Arch MI
McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC
Movement Mortgage
Radian Guaranty, Inc.
ACT Appraisals
Chicago Title Insurance
Essent Guaranty
Fidelity National Title Insurance
Fifth Third Mortgage
Genworth Mortgage Insurance
Greater Illinois Title
Mortgage Services, III
Old Republic Title Insurance
First American Title Insurance
Valuation Partners
U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
Prairie Title Services
AmeriHome Mortgage Company
CrossCheck Compliance
Inland Home Mortgage Company
National MI
National Title Solutions