2023-2024 WMBA Kick Off & Past Presidents’ Dinner Program
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
- 5:30-6:30 Networking
- 6:30-8:30 Dinner & Panel
Topic: WMBA ANNUAL KICK-OFF DINNER: INSPIRE, ENGAGE, & LEAD IN ANY MARKET
Valet parking available through the hotel.
- WMBA Members: $90
- WMBA Non-Members: $105
Registration will close on Sun. 9/17/23.Register Now!
Join WMBA Past Presidents as they share how serving the WMBA and other associations has inspired them to engage and lead; face challenges in any market; and develop successful careers. Our panel will feature, for the first time, an all Past Presidents together as they speak to previous industry cycles compared to today and their unique perspectives from serving both the SMBA/WMBA Executive Boards and their varied leadership roles in the mortgage industry.
Join us as we welcome Anne Marie Bachmann, Donn Costa, David Hatlen, Racardo McLaughlin, and Yanna Nelson along with special guest host and Past President, Mike Olden. This panel will be moderated by 2x Past President, Robert Lipston.
You’ll learn how these esteemed professionals use their experience and leadership skills to navigate challenges, create opportunities, and position themselves for tomorrow. This panel will also offer unique insight into their time leading our association, while also managing their successful positions in the mortgage industry.
Thank you all so much for your participation, inspiration, knowledge, and engagement as we take our organization into the future. We appreciate you all very much!
2023/24 WMBA Season Opener & Past President’s Panel: Our Past, Present, and Future
2005 | Mike Olden, American Reporting Company
At American Reporting Company, Mike’s primary responsibility is managing and developing new business with banks, credit unions, and mortgage bankers. Mike has worked in the mortgage banking industry since 1984 and at American Reporting Company since 1997.Mike also helps develop and deliver educational programs related to credit reporting and credit scoring for ARC clients, non-profit housing partners, and first time homebuyers. He is certified to teach continuing education to Realtors in Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii; and has been a featured presenter to national audiences.
Mike is a former board member of the Puget Sound Mortgage Lenders Association and the Community Homeownership Center. He served on the Mortgage Bankers Association State & Local Advisory Council
Past Presidents Panel
2016 | Anne Marie Bachmann, Movement Mortgage
Anne Marie’s sales, recruiting and management career spans 25 plus years and she has been recruiting exclusively within the mortgage industry since 2006. Anne Marie is in charge of Strategic Growth for Movement Mortgage in the Pacific NW. Her depth and relationships in the Pacific Northwest span many years and she has impacted many people positively in that time.
She has been an active member and volunteer for the Washington Mortgage Bankers Association since 2006 and has served on the Board in many roles including President. She currently co-chairs the golf tournament and partners with our lobbyist to raise PAC funds in her role as PAC Co-Chair. She is an active volunteer at Holy Family Catholic Church in Kirkland.
Anne Marie is the proud Mom of a grown daughter, Kristian. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, working out, wine tasting and dog sitting her grand dog, Gatsby.
2000 | David Hatlen, Homestreet Bank
David was the 1989 SMBA scholarship winner from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. After graduating, summa cum laude, he began working as a loan officer at Continental Savings Bank, later to be renamed HomeStreet Bank. He became a producing Branch Manager in 1999 and has remained their top producer for most of his 32 year career at the bank. He has been active in the mortgage industry:
- Graduate of the NMBA School of Mortgage Banking 1993
- SMBA Board of Directors – 4 terms
- SMBA President 1999 – 2000
- Western Regional Mortgage Bankers Convention Co-chair – 3 terms
David lives on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle with his wife of 28 years, Kari, and three children.
2013 | Donn Costa,1st Security Bank Home Loan Division
Donn is a cum laude graduate from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He began his career in mortgage lending over three decades ago and joined the Bank in 2011, overseeing home lending production. Donn previously held the position of Executive Vice President at Sterling Savings Bank after its merger with Golf Savings Bank in 2009. Prior to the merger, Donn was President of Golf Savings Bank, serving on the Asset and Liability, Personnel and Lending Committees and held the position of Executive Vice President of Mortgage Lending.
Donn’s achievements include serving as President of the Washington Mortgage Lenders and the Seattle Mortgage Bankers, as well as on the Advisory Boards of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. His goal for the home lending team at 1st Security Bank is to provide “best in class” customer service and loan programs that help people achieve the dream of homeownership.
2001 & 2007 | Racardo McLaughlin, CMB
- President, Washington Mortgage Lenders Association – 2002 and 2007
- President, Puget Sound Mortgage Lenders Association – 1998
- Co-Chair; Credit Union Network Council, Mortgage Bankers Association (Current)
- Past Chair, CFPB Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC)
- ·Master Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) – Includes Residential and Commercial designations.
2007 | Yanna Nelson, CMG Home Loans
With over 22 years in the mortgage industry as a Business Development Manager, Production and Training Manager, Mortgage Insurance Account Manager, Loan Originator in both Retail and Wholesale Lending, as well as Past President of the Seattle Mortgage Bankers Association (now WA Mortgage Bankers Association), the variety of positions I have held have given me a great depth of understanding and passion for the mortgage business. In my current role at Homebridge Financial Services, I have been able to develop and lead an incredible onboarding and training team of Originators, who have built an enviable reputation within and outside of the company by setting the standard for Loan Officer onboarding concierge service and training.
My commitment to, and reputation in the mortgage community has allowed me many great opportunities to learn and discover what I love to do most, which is to lead, teach, motivate and help others to grow and be successful. My extensive experience and love for what I do give clients, business partners, and employees the confidence and trust they deserve when navigating the mortgage business, and my ability to lead through the many challenges and opportunities we are presented.
Past Presidents Panel Moderator
2019 | Robert Lipston, Evergreen Home Loans
Serving as Executive Vice President of Loan Production, Robert Lipston brings a wealth of knowledge to his role. He has been in the mortgage industry since 1987, in various executive leadership positions over the last 35+ years. Prior to Evergreen, he spent eight years establishing and growing Flagstar Bank as the First Vice President – Regional Director for the Pacific Northwest.
Robert has a diverse set of skills and experience in sales, leadership, strategic business planning, operations management, secondary marketing, underwriting, retail mortgage banking, and wholesale and correspondent lending. His diverse background gives him a unique view of the industry that he is able to leverage daily.
Robert is currently President of the Puget Sound Mortgage Lenders Association (PSMLA) and recently served two terms as President of the Washington Mortgage Bankers Association (WMBA) where he has actively been involved on the board for over 10 years. He has received numerous awards for his dedication to supporting his team and involvement in the mortgage community, most recently being named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Mortgage Executives in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine and receiving the Mortgage Professionals Humanitarian and Leadership award.
Robert resides in Bonney Lake, Washington. When he is not giving his all to his career and team, he spends time with his three children and always finds time for boating, classic cars, and adventure.
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