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February 2020 WMBA President’s Message

To all my fellow Washington Mortgage Bankers Association Friends and Family,

I want to thank everyone who attended our January 2020 kickoff dinner with Lennox Scott, the CEO of John L Scott.

I always say we vote for our organization and industry by showing up with our two feet. The people who showed up and voted last month got to be involved in a rare opportunity that Lennox shared with us. He brought lessons and expertise from his 40 years of leadership and inspired all of our attendees to partake in a very valuable lesson on who each of us are, where we want to go, and what we need to do in 2020 to make this happen.  We also learned about our fellow peers as we shared with each other. And, as always, he provided his forecast for our Real Estate market and what is ahead.

I know I learned a very valuable tip from Lennox to focus on being a strategic leader and avoid getting stuck in the weeds, as he described from his Eagle Boy Scout experience, “getting the fire started”. Thank you Lennox for all you do for our industry and for being a great partner to the Washington Mortgage Bankers Association!

Speaking of dinners, I must say I’m getting very excited for next week’s dinner meeting with Chris George. It’s been almost 3 years since I last saw Chris present at the Pacific Northwest Mortgage Lenders conference and I still remember his true passion, drive, and caring commitment for our industry.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Chris on the national perspective and issues of the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Chris George is an innovator who has produced industry changing ideas; such as the Home Equity Accelerator and most recently Crowd Funding as a source of funds to close. Chris is the CEO of CMG along with being the Past Chairman of the National Mortgage Bankers Association.

Along with Chris’s presentation we will have a conversation and thoughts from a CEO’s seat; meaning Chris George and our local WMBA Chairman of the Board and CEO of Evergreen Home Loans, Donald Burton.

We are very excited to listen to these industry icons sit down and talk about current issues for our industry.

Please find Chris George’s bio HERE

Have a great day.



Robert Lipston

WMBA President


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