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December 2019 WMBA President’s Message

Happy Holidays Washington Mortgage Bankers Family!  As I sat down this year for Thanksgiving, I realized I have a lot to be thankful for.  In addition to my wonderful family, friends and health; I work in an amazing industry and we’ve had the gift of years of great interest rates, steady home appreciation, and a thriving mortgage industry. And in spite of a crazy year with a lot of hard work for all of us, we should always reflect on the importance of what we do each and every day: helping families achieve the dream of home ownership.

I want to give a very big thank you to my good friends Ryan Hills and Ryan Christensen from the RE-Source for doing an outstanding job at our monthly dinner in November.  These two have done so much for our industry and our voice and are a great partner and friend to the Washington Mortgage Bankers Association.    Thank you Ryan and Ryan for all you do for our industry!

Speaking of dinners you will not won’t want to miss our Annual Holiday Celebration.  This year we have a very special guest and amazing evening ahead of us. Chuck Arnold the Seattle Seahawks – President will be speaking and sharing his story of a local kid from Tacoma, WSU Graduate and an Intern for the Seattle Seahawks who is now the man in charge and President of our very own 10 – 2 NFC West 1st place Seattle Seahawks.   So wear your Seahawks gear, Ugly Seahawks Holiday Sweaters or blue and show up to support Chuck and the Seahawks and let’s show our home team that the WMBA family is a strong 12th man fan and we all can share some holiday cheer.

You will want to register today, this should be a sold out event –

I want to close this by saying thank you for being part of an organization that is built to help our members and industry flourish and thrive.  Our goal is collectively to have your voice heard, protect our ability to have a sustainable industry, and advocate important legislative topics to ensure we all have a  long-term career we can all retire in.

See you all on the 17th at Overlake Country Club.

PS Nice jeans are ok and Seahawks gear is the requested attire.


Go Hawks!

Robert Lipston

WMBA President


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