MBAG Committees

Give back. Have fun. Make things happen!

Some of the ways you can be involved with MBAG and support the industry.


Chair: Michael O'Neill, Carol Clark Law
Fields calls from consumers in the general public and provides assistance with mortgage matters. Many referrals come from WSB's Clark Howard show, among other sources.


Chair: John Semon, Capital City Home Loans 
Co-Chair: Rick Darlington, Capital City Home Loans
Plans annual convention, solicits sponsorships, secures speakers, plans education, etc.

FHA-VA/Investor Liaison

Chair: David Freas, NewRez
Acts as liaison between MBAG members and officials at HUD/VA/FNMA, etc. to keep members informed of pertinent issues. Meets with appropriate agencies as needed.


Chair: Gordon Bussey, Synovus Mortgage
Works with first VP and MBAG Legislative Liaison on matters affecting the Industry in the legislative arena.


Joy Dyess, BankSouth Mtg & Denise Baumann, Arch MI
Performs functions of MBAG's Charitable arm, The MBAG Foundation 501(c)(3) organization. Plans volunteer events and fundraisers, including annual Holiday Auction and Charity Bowling Tournament.

Member Retention

Chair: Rick Guerrero, US Mortgage
Co-Chair: Sarah Federico, Flagstar Bank

Focuses on recruitment of new members, retention of current members, and engagement of all members.
Not ideal for new members.

Education/ Production Council

Chair: Callie Lathangue, MGIC
Plans and executes education opportunities for loan officers; plans annual Gold Awards banquet ceremony.

Quality Control/ Compliance

Co chairs: Michele Misere, BankSouth Mortgage
Vernon Tanner, Crescent Mortgage
Plans and executes education opportunities focusing on: Secondary market investors' and federal agencies' requirements in the area of QC; developing trends in the specific area of QC; new & revised regulations.


After you have decided where you'd like to serve, click here to submit your name.