The Future Leaders Program of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Alabama (MBAA) was introduced in 2007 by President, Todd Cheney. The main goal of the program is to educate and mentor future leaders of the Association. The purpose is to prepare individuals, who have committed themselves to the industry, for a committee chair or board seat. The individuals chosen each year become familiar with the operations of the MBAA and are required to participate in the activities throughout the year. (See Program Requirements)
The program creates a pool of future leaders who will be able to use the knowledge and experience gained in the program to make a difference in the Alabama MBA and obviously add value to themselves and their company. After being mentored they will have complete knowledge of how the MBAA is run, what is expected of them and how much time is required to dedicate to the Association before they accept a position.
Jake Belter – United Guaranty
Lisa Zeig – U.S. Bank
Sara Colvin- Renasant Bank
Stacy Eads- America’s First Federal CU
Erin Brown, Regions Bank
Jeff Covin, Home Mortgage of America, Inc.
Al Hecklinski, Fairway Wholesale Mortgage Lending
William Keith Bice, InterLinc Mortgage Services
Adam Hammond, FirstBank Mortgage Partners
Rob Irby, Franklin American
Angel McGowan, FirstBank Mortgage Partners
Chris Hughes, Cadence Bank
Thomas Swarts, Cadence Bank
Lee Townsend, FirstBank Mortgage Partners
Ray Williams, SouthPoint Bank
Brad Johnson, Home Mortgage of America, Inc.
Mark Harmon, Renasant Bank
Aaron Yoder, Synovus Mortgage Corp.
Marshal Worthington, ServisFirst Bank
Carrie Hamaker, First Partners Bank
Elizabeth Bogart, BBVA
Steven Castleberry, Regions Bank Mortgage
2019 Future Leader Graduates
Tara Hickey, River Bank and Trust
Brad Smith, FirstBank
Will Pappas, Renasant Bank
Rusty Bunn, Trustmark Bank
Mark Harmon, Renasant Bank, Past President and Future Leaders Chair