President's Message

  • December 19, 2019 3:53 PM | Wendy Bayley (Administrator)

    As we approach the end of a very productive year, let us all be thankful for our great customers, co-workers and of course our families. I want to take a moment to thank Al Thorup, our Executive Officer for the fantastic job that he always does of keeping our members informed and setting up great events to hopefully make us all more successful in the years to come. My main goal for my year as your State President is for all of us to think outside the box when it comes to increasing our membership. Appraisers, Home Inspectors, CPA’s, Attorneys, etc., are all great sources of leads and networking possibilities for all our businesses.


    I was in attendance in a very productive meeting in Terre Haute with Al Thorup in November as that region is very interested in starting up their chapter again. There were many banks in attendance with lots of great questions and we look forward to working with them to successfully re-start.


    Looking forward to next year, we have a great Production Conference set up for March 17th at the Ritz Charles in Indianapolis that will include great speakers and realtor/lender panel. Also on March 17th will be a joint meeting with Indiana Land Title discussing the upcoming Remote Online Notary training. VA training will be in April in a couple different areas of our state, the State Convention is June 8th - 10th at the Renaissance Hotel in Carmel, and we will again have numerous chapter meetings in 2020. 


    The fall 2019 Future Leaders class was completely full and received 100% positive feedback, and the spring 2020 class is expected to open up for registration in January. IMBA's participation in a Campus Career Fair at Purdue is in the works (see below) to get more young people into our business.

    I would also ask you to please support the PAC, as the association has the best voice in Indiana that represents the mortgage banking industry in Tom Dinwiddie!


    As you can see the benefits of being a member are endless! I wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a Great, Safe and Happy New Year!!

    Palmer Myers, Sr. Account Manager

    Meridian Title Corporation

    2019/2020 IMBA President

  • November 22, 2019 11:03 AM | Wendy Bayley (Administrator)

    2019 is almost completed, and as we head into 2020, IMBA is planning on bringing more value to you than ever before! While regulations coming out of Washington D.C. have eased up, companies and individuals still have to be able to navigate a very complex regulatory and legislative environment, along with a market that is being dominated again by refinancing. IMBA will continue to work to deliver value to you in the upcoming year, with up-to-date industry information, training, networking opportunities, and, advocating for the industry. We hope that what you read below reinforces a positive view of what we delivered to members this year, and makes our members’ decision to renew for 2020 easier!

    In 2019 IMBA accomplished the following:

    -         Provided you timely updates on legislative & regulatory issues and proposals at both the state and federal levels, with significant of emphasis on keeping you informed of critical issues in mortgage banking

    -         Organized and executed a valuable convention that was attended by over 150 attendees, and featured 25 sponsor and exhibitors.

    -         Re-started a Production Conference that was attended by over 100 professionals from across the state

    -         Developed and introduced a new and improved website we are still working on to deliver more for members in 2020

    -         Sent three representatives to the 2019 MBA Advocacy Conference and met with both House and Senate legislators

    -         Provided you with specific information on the industry with regard to; home values and trends in the state and nationally, new housing permit activity, and, mortgage delinquencies in the state and nationally,

    -         Successfully represented your interests in the Indiana legislature, and,

    -         Put together and delivered our 7th Future Leaders Class

    Heading into 2020, IMBA will be having another Production Conference on March 3rd, a joint meeting in March with the Indiana Land Title Association covering the Remote Online Notary (RON) legislation to be implemented July 1st,, the 2020 Convention at the Renaissance Hotel in Carmel, and more!

    2020 dues invoices are set to be delivered via e-mail next week to all dues contacts. When received, please consider including a contribution to IMBA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) to ensure our ability to continue to effectively lobby your state legislators on your behalf!

    Palmer Myers, IMBA President

    Meridian Title Corporation

    2019/2020 President

  • September 18, 2019 4:25 PM | Wendy Bayley (Administrator)

    I am looking forward to another great year for the Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association and our newly installed board of directors!  Our new website has been successfully rolled out and we hope you all like the changes and will find it a useful reference in your business. Please let us know what comments you have. 


    I can’t remind everyone enough to make sure to contribute to the PAC. We are very fortunate to have the best voice in the General Assembly in Tom Dinwiddie. Please give as much as you can and keep our voice strong in the legislature, and to make a contribution online, click here for the IMBA PAC website page..


    The Future Leaders Program for the Fall has started with 21 students in the class. We are looking forward to graduating another class, and one of teh projects they will be working on is finalizing the details for IMBA participating in Career Days at both Indiana University and Purdue in 2020. It was brought up at the convention that we really need to get the younger generation involved in the mortgage banking industry, and this one of the ways we can introduce the industry to students. We will be asking our members for input on this as well later this year!


    Also, membership is down a bit, not because there isn’t an interest in our association, but because of the rising number of mergers and acquisitions. Each of our chapters needs to look at some different industry segments to increase membership and get potential leads as well! Getting more appraisers to join, home inspectors, CPA’s, Wealth Management people, attorneys. All of them have customers who may be looking to purchase, build or refinance a home. Please help get our membership numbers up as well as possibly increasing your own revenue.


    Additionally, our annual Compliance Seminar is set for November 12th at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. We are working on changing things up a bit (see below) as the operations breakout session at this year’s convention went very well but wasn’t long enough to answer everyone’s questions. As such, we will make this a part of this year’s seminar, along with a few other things we are working on and hope to see a lot of our members there. My number one goal is to make your membership in the INMBA a valuable and great experience.  Let’s all have a great year!!

    In closing, IMBA recently lost a great supporter and Past President, Jack Barkley, Jack was with Centier Bank for a good part of his career and was IMBA President in 1998. Jack will be sorely missed, and to view his obituary, click here.

    Palmer Myers, IMBA President

    Meridian Title Corporation

    2019/2020 President

  • June 27, 2019 11:26 AM | Greg Pilling (Administrator)

    I am honored and humbled to be the President of the Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association for 2019/2020. I am excited to get to work with our newly installed board (here) to make your membership in the association the best it can be!

    I want to take a moment to thank our Past President, Chrissy Buchanan of Hallmark Mortgage for the remarkable job she did last year. The mPower Event, getting the new website (announced at the convention) ready to launch in July, and the new logo (above and below), were among the many accomplishments during her term. The high standards she has set for me are a challenge and I will do my best to follow in her footsteps.

    Goals for this year include expanding membership by taking a look at different market segments that are related to our industry that include; appraisers, CPA’s, Wealth Management Companies, Home Inspectors to name a few. Also, continuation of the Future Leaders Program and pursuing the internship program are things we will be working on. Also, in order to accomplish this, we will be sending out a request for volunteers shortly and appreciate your consideration in helping!

    The feedback we have received about the convention in Michigan City at the Blue Chip Casino and Hotel has been very good as attendees found value in the presentations and networking, as well as enjoyed the social events! Our convention committee really did a great job of having some new experiences, including; the comedian at the President’s Dinner, the sunset cruise on Lake Michigan (thank you to Horizon Bank for sponsoring!) and the Black Jack Tournament (Essent Guaranty thank you for your sponsorship!)

    I also appreciated the opportunity and privilege to interview the current MBA Chairman Chris George to open the convention. He shared quite a bit of information on what’s currently going on in the country as it pertains to the mortgage industry. He was followed by great presentations by Sue Woodard of Total Expert, Hamilton Fout from Fannie Mae, the breakout sessions on Servicing with Les Acree from Freedom Mortgage, Operations Panel led by Debbie Pedsinski of Horizon Bank and Kaye Flanagan from Hallmark Home Mortgage and the ICHDA session with Kim Harris. Rick Wajda closed out the day from the Indiana Builders Association with great information on the state of housing in Indiana! 

    The Wednesday morning presentations were great as well. Kristin Messeril from Cultural Outreach detailed valuable information with regard to working with millennials. She was followed by the best voice on real estate lending to the IN General Assembly, our own Tom Dinwiddie, who let us know what’s going in the legislature, with Denyette DePierro from the American Banker’s Association closing out the convention with a discussion on Cyber Security. 

    Once again thank you to all our sponsors for their support and generosity, and I hope everyone has a very successful year!!

    Palmer Myers

    Senior Account Manager

    Meridian Title Corporation

    2019/2020 IMBA President 

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