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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • Engagement Session: IMB Unplugged: An MBA Member Event (Closed to Media)

    Location: Engagement & Networking Suite


    Speaker(s)

    Tamara King, Vice President of Residential Policy and Member Engagement, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Joe Palank, Assistant Director for Member Engagement, Mortgage Bankers Association

    John Hudson CRMS, EVP, Head of Wholesale Lending, Mortgage Financial Services, LLC

    Christopher Jones, President, Retail Lending, Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.

    IMB Business Strategy & Operations

    Turn on your camera, unmute your audio and meet face-to-face with your peers from the Independent Mortgage Bankers Network to collaborate and debate on some of the most pressing business concerns facing IMBs. In order to attend, you must an employee of a nonbank MBA member company whose dues are based on portfolio volume.  Please add your first and last name and company name into your Zoom profile to be admitted. 

    Speaker(s)

    Tamara King, Vice President of Residential Policy and Member Engagement, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Tamara King is Vice President of Residential Policy and Member Engagement. She helps lead MBA's engagement strategy for the Policy Team with several key member segments. Ms. King oversees MBA's Independent Mortgage Bankers Executive Council and Network, the Community Bank and Credit Union Network, the Warehouse Lenders Executive Council, the Wholesale Lenders Executive Forum, and the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council. Prior to her current role, she managed MBA's residential loan production areas where she helped direct the association's policy development on regulatory, legislative, and industry issues.  Tamara has extensive experience in mortgage finance, community development, and state and local governments. Previously, Tamara was a Senior Business Manager for manufactured housing in Fannie Mae's Single-Family Mortgage Business. In this role, Tamara was responsible for developing and managing new initiatives and products, and developing business and strategic relationships with manufactured-housing participants. She also managed the development of several affordable lending products at Fannie Mae. Tamara's other positions have included Vice President of Community Development at HSBC Bank in New York, Director of the New Homes Program at the New York City Housing Partnership, Senior Project Planner in the New York City Mayor's Office of Operations, and Senior Budget Examiner in the New York State Department of the Budget.

    Joe Palank, Assistant Director for Member Engagement, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Joe Palank is Associate Director for Member Engagement at the Mortgage Bankers Association, where he manages the Community Bank and Credit Union Network and Independent Mortgage Bankers Network.  Joe also works with the Warehouse Lenders Executive Council, Wholesale Lenders Executive Forum, and IMB Executive Council, and handles special projects for the Residential Policy & Member Engagement team. Prior to joining MBA, Joe served as the Senior Advance Officer at the US Department of Homeland Security and worked at Living Cities, a non-profit dedicated to reducing poverty in American cities. Joe holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and a Master's degree in Political Management from George Washington University in Washington, DC.

    John Hudson CRMS, EVP, Head of Wholesale Lending, Mortgage Financial Services, LLC

    Christopher Jones, President, Retail Lending, Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.

    Chris Jones joined PRMI in 2008 following an 11-year career with GE Capital. As President of Retail Lending, Chris leads all aspects of the organization’s retail production channel including oversight of its branch locations nationwide, growth planning and execution, strategy identification and implementation and company communication and engagement. During his professional career, Chris has held positions in Lean Six Sigma Management, Finance Management, Management Consulting and Executive Leadership, utilizing this experience to provide special focus on business growth, operational excellence, process innovation and financial analysis to optimize business performance for both PRMI and its Branch Partners.
    Chris has a degree in Finance from Brigham Young University and MBA from Univ. Utah

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