Members are the lifeblood of MBA/MW's programs and activities. Our programs and activities draw heavily on the knowledge and experience of our members.  Through involvement in committees and task forces, our members play an active and crucial role in sharing experiences and ideas to benefit members and contribute to the overall direction of the association.

2018 JOINT COMMITTEES - Residential & Commercial

Ethics & Grievances Committee
Considers allegations of unprofessional conduct by MBA/MW members which may violate MBA/MW's Code of Ethics.
Chair: Ken Sonner, Old Line Bank; Email

Golf Outing Committee
Plans the association's annual golf outings.
Co-Chair: Margie Blanchard-Rhodes, Essent Guaranty; Email
Co-Chair: Jim Foley, Caliber Home Loans; Email

Legislative Committee
Actively involved in monitoring and responding to legislative and regulatory issues in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia as well as on the Federal level.
Chair: Janet Pisanic, Essent Guaranty; Email

Membership Committee
Directs the membership outreach and retention activities of MBA/MW.
Co-Chair: Ken Sonner, Old Line Bank; Email
Co-Chair: John Slye, CMB, Fidelity Bank Mortgage; Email

Professional Designations Committee
Comprised of Certified Mortgage Bankers (CMBs) and other individuals with MBA professional designations; Assists individuals interested in achieving MBA designations.
Chair: Madeline Johnson, CMB, Milliman; Email


Education Committee
Plans the association's residential continuing education programs.
Co-Chair: Ken Sonner, Old Line Bank; Email
Co-Chair: Jeffrey Gray, SunTrust Mortgage; Email

Future Industry Leaders Committee
Comprised of young mortgage bankers ages 21-35, this committee plans events and programs for future industry leaders (ages 21-35).
Co-Chair: Scott Story, First Home Mortgage; Email
Co-Chair: Todd Pede, First Home Mortgage; Email
Co-Chair: Whitney Du Plessis, MGIC; Email

Mid-Atlantic Lender Conference Committee 
Plans the association's annual Mid-Atlantic Lender Conference.
Co-Chair: George Nash, Arch US Mortgage Insurance; Email
Co-Chair: Mike Parsons, Apex Home Loans; Email

Networking/Philanthropy Committee 
Plans and organizes residential networking/social activities. Works with the association's designated charities and other allied organizations to organize fundraising campaigns and volunteer work days.
Co-Chair: John Slye, CMB, Fidelity Bank Mortgage; Email
Co-Chair: Mark Deitz, CMB, First Savings Mortgage; Email

Mortgage Bankers Celebration Committee 
Plans and organizes residential celebration event.
Co-Chair: Brett Woerner, George Mason Mortgage; Email
Co-Chair: Sarah O'Connor, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; Email


Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) Commitee
The Commercial Real Estate Finance Committee is composed of commercial members looking to actively participate in the advocacy of the commercial real estate finance industry in the DC metropolitan area. The Committee provides educational, networking and charitable giving opportunities. It also lobbies on behalf of the commercial real estate industry in state and local legislatures, and markets to the borrowing public the benefits of doing business with MBA/MW members for financing and associated services.
Co-Chair: Chris Robinson, Fannie Mae; Email
Co-Chair: Greg Ciambruschini, PNC; Email