MBA's State Ambassadors

MBA State Ambassadors voluntarily serve to engage with MBA members, non-members and state and local mortgage banking association leaders across a range of communication, advocacy, and member recruitment/retention activities. For example, in their state(s) Ambassadors are available to: brief the board of directors of the state association about MBA's initiatives; convey MBA's advocacy priorities during state advocacy days; or help define the value of MBA and the state association to prospective member companies.

Additionally, as members of the MBA State Relations Committee, Ambassadors serve as liaisons of state association interests within the national MBA's governance.

The program was created by MBA's Board of Directors in October 2013. Ambassadors are appointed by MBA's Executive Committee and serve two-year renewable terms. In selecting Ambassadors, the Committee has looked to former MBA officers, current or former leaders and members of MBA's boards of governors, current of former leaders in MBA's Society of Certified Mortgage Bankers, and other volunteer leaders from MBA's policy and advocacy committees.

If you have questions or would like more information about the Ambassador Program, please contact William Kooper.

MBA's State Ambassadors

Couch photo Alabama
Robert M. Couch, CMB
Counsel
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
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Swaney thumbnail Arizona and Nevada
Amy Swaney, CMB
Governmental Relations Officer
Citywide Home Loans/CHL Mortgage 
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Chris George photo California
Christopher M. George
President & CEO
CMG Financial
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Julie Piepho HeadshotColorado
Julie Piepho, CMB, AMP
President - National Operations
Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc.
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Phil DeFronzo HeadshotConnecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Phil DeFronzo
Founder & CEO
Norcom Mortgage
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Burch thumbnailD.C., Delaware, Maryland and Virginia
Nathan Burch, CMB
President
McLean Mortgage Corporation 
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Morelli Headshot Florida
Samuel B. Morelli, CMB
Executive Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer
PrimeSource Mortgage, Inc.
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Williams Headshot Georgia
Fowler Williams, CMB
President & Chief Executive Officer
Crescent Mortgage Company
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Kittle ThumbnailIndiana and Kentucky
David G. Kittle, CMB
Senior VP of Industry Strategy
Interthinx
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Calcaterra thumbnail Michigan
Donald G. Calcaterra, Jr., CPA, CMB, AMP
President
Towne Mortgage Company 
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Lowrie thumbnailNew Jersey and Pennsylvania
Regina M. Lowrie, CMB
President & Chief Executive Officer
RML Investments, Inc.
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Fowler thumbnailNew Mexico
Alan R. Fowler, CMB
Executive Vice President
First Mortgage Company, L.L.C.
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Hank CunninghamNorth Carolina
Hank Cunningham, CMB
President
Cunningham & Company
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Cosgrove thumbnailOhio
Bill Cosgrove, CMB
Chief Executive Officer
Union Home Mortgage
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McCord thumbnail Oklahoma
Ron J. McCord, CMB
Chairman
First Mortgage Company, L.L.C.
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Kittle ThumbnailOregon and Washington
Richard W. H. Bennion
Executive Vice President
HomeStreet Bank
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Hank Cunningham South Carolina
Hank Cunningham, CMB
President
Cunningham & Company  
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Severance thumbnail Vermont
Mark Severance
Regional Sales Manager
Regency Mortgage Corporation
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Deltorto thumbnail Wisconsin
Nicholas J. DelTorto
President
Inlanta Mortgage Inc.
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