eNewsChannels: Tri-State MBA Conference

MEMPHIS, Tenn. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The Mortgage Bankers Association of Arkansas (MBAA) held its installation of new officers and board members during the 3rd Annual Tri-State MBA Conference. The Conference involved mortgage professionals from Arkansas, Mississippi Tennessee and was held May 4 – 6 at the Cook Convention Center.

Incoming President, Ryan Atkins, states, “I look forward to serving the MBAA and its members over the coming year during an important time for our industry.”

He adds, “I’m confident that we will continue to grow the organization’s reach, and continue to provide members with relevant training and information to help them address the opportunities that are in front of us.”

The 2015 – 2016 MBAA Board of Directors:
Ryan Atkins (Iberiabank Mortgage) – President
Bucky Houser (Arvest) – Vice President
Clay Partridge (First Arkansas Bank and Trust) – Secretary/Treasurer
Christine Benson (Simmons First) – Past President/Legislative Chair.

Lynsey Camp (Highland’s Residential Mortgage)
Adam Caudle (BOK Financial)
Keith Little (Arvest)
Tommy Owen (ENG Lending)
Greg Ramer (Iberiabank Mortgage)
Matthew Lewis (Regions).

Associate Members:
Scott Todd (Essent Guaranty)
David Shoptaw (United Guaranty).

About the MBAA:
Incorporated in 1959, the MBAA’s objective is to encourage sound business practices in the making, marketing and servicing of real estate mortgage loans. This is accomplished through: educating and training industry professionals; providing networking opportunities: developing open and fair standards and practices for the industry; and representing the industry’s voice on legislative and regulatory issues. Website:

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