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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.
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
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
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
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
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
Phone: (312) 898-2001
John Bradley, Co-Chair
Phone: (315) 730-4488