Officers

Kristy W. FerchoKristy W. Fercho
Chair

Kristy Fercho is executive vice president and head of Wells Fargo Home Lending. Fercho joined Wells Fargo in 2020 from Flagstar Bank, where she had servedas president of the company's mortgage division since 2017.

Fercho currently serves as Chairman-Elect of the board of the Mortgage Bankers Association, vice chair of the MBA's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, co-chair of the Affordable Housing Council, and a member of its Residential Board of Governors. HousingWire recognizing her as a Women of Influence in the housingindustry; MReport honoring her as one of the Top Women in Housing;Diversity Journal listing her among its Women Worth Watching; National Mortgage Professional Magazine naming her to its list of Most Powerful Women; and the Michigan Chronicle selecting her for its Women of Excellence recognition. Detailed Bio




Matt RoccoMatt Rocco
Chair-Elect

Matt Rocco is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, one of the nation's largest full service commercial and multifamily mortgage banking firms. In his roles as Chairman and CEO Matt's leadership responsibilities include corporate initiatives and Grandbridge's overall loan origination efforts, as well as the company's Agency Underwriting (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA) and Balance Sheet Closing groups. 

Matt is vice-chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Board of Directors and vice chair of MBA's Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors' (COMBOG) Origination Council. A graduate of the University of Alabama, he earned his bachelor's degree in economics. Detailed Bio




Mark JonesMark Jones
Vice-Chair
Mark co-founded Amerifirst Home Mortgage with Dave Gahm in 1983. The company has grown from an individual location in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to over 80 full-service locations and 900 personnel nationwide.

Jones' leadership has helped Amerifirst earn recognition as one of the "Fastest Growing Private Companies in America" by Inc. 5000 for six consecutive years. Committed to operating by a strong set of core values, it has ranked as a Best & Brightest Company to Work for in the Nation for the past five years (2016-2020) and was named one of the top 50 Best Mortgage Companies to Work For in 2021.

In 2016 Mark received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Michigan and Northwest Ohio. Mark has served on the Board of Directors of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and currently serves as chair of MBA's Audit and Finance Committee. He previously served as co-chair of MBA's Independent Mortgage Bankers Executive Council. Detailed Bio