Congratulations to my friend and fellow worker, Tina Christein. She has just ended her term as President of TNAMB (Tennessee National Association of Mortgage Brokers). It has been a challenging year for all mortgage brokers and for the associations that represent us.
Some of the issues have been originator licensing, loss of membership from closed mortgage brokers, loss of lenders and programs, tightening mortgage lending guidelines, changing disclosure requirements, HVCC appraisal guidelines, Congressional and HUD scrutiny on lender paid premiums.
Tina has worked hard, focusing on strengthening the state association. She will now act in a new capacity of Immediate Past President.
Chip Langley, another Chattanoogan and also a friend, has taken over as President.
Here is the TNAMB press release.
Tina Christein with American Acceptance Mortgage in Hixson was installed earlier this month as the Immediate Past President with the Tennessee Association of Mortgage Professionals for the next year. The Tennessee Association of Mortgage Professionals, chartered in 1995, is the only statewide industry-supported association dedicated to advancing the knowledge and understanding of the mortgage broker and banker profession throughout the state of Tennessee. In doing so, TNAMP strives to educate and inform the public, legislators and government agency officials regarding the many valuable services and benefits mortgage professionals provide to home loan borrowers.
Tina Christein continues to serve as a leader in the mortgage profession in Tennessee in advancing the level of professionalism in the mortgage industry. Recently, the state of Tennessee joined many other states around the country requiring licensing, fingerprinting, background checks, testing, pre-licensure course work and continuing education for all residential mortgage professionals regulated by the State of Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions. TNAMP has been the driving force to put these additional professional requirements in place by the Tennessee Legislature and Governor over the past 12-18 months. The goal of TNAMP is assure all Tennesseans that all state-regulated mortgage professionals are trained, tested, checked-out and up-to-date when helping their customers with their mortgage transaction.