MBA Appoints 2022 Residential Board of Governors

SAN DIEGO—The Mortgage Bankers Association announced members of its 2022 Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG) and chairs of its Residential Committees.

Al Blank

“This year’s RESBOG lineup represents a comprehensive collection of industry experts, who know what’s best for the entire real estate finance industry,” said Kristy Fercho, MBA Chairman and Executive Vice President and Head of Home Lending with  Wells Fargo. “I look forward to working with both groups as we continue to address top-line priorities for the industry.”

Chrissi Rhea

RESBOG is the governing body for MBA’s single-family residential members, responsible for establishing legislative and regulatory policies and positions on residential lending issues.

Al Blank, Union Home Mortgage, Strongsville, Ohio, will serve as 2022 RESBOG Chair. Chrissi Rhea, Mortgage Investors Group, will serve as RESBOG Vice Chair.

MBA named the following newly elected members of RESBOG:

  • David Battany, Guild Mortgage
  • Mark Jones, Amerifirst Home Mortgage (ex-officio)
  • Steven Plaisance, Gateway First Bank
  • Christy Soukhamneut, CMB, Flagstar Bank

MBA’s returning members of RESBOG:

  • Danette Alfonso, Lennar Mortgage
  • Patty Arvielo, New American Funding
  • Al Blank (Chair), Union Home Mortgage
  • Gary Clark, CMB, Sierra Pacific Mortgage
  • Rose Marie David, Homebridge Financial Services
  • Christopher Delfs, Truist
  • Peter Diliberti, Wells Fargo
  • Kristy Fercho, Wells Fargo (ex-officio)
  • David Gansberg, Arch Mortgage Insurance
  • Eric Gates, Apex Home Loans
  • Rohit Gupta, Enact Mortgage Insurance
  • Erik Hand, HomeStreet Bank
  • John Hedlund (Immediate Past Chair), AmeriHome
  • John Hummel, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
  • Chrissi Johnson, Rocket Mortgage
  • Tawn Kelley, Taylor Morrison Home Funding
  • Bill Lowman, American Pacific Mortgage
  • Sonya Luechauer, DHI Mortgage
  • Gene Lugat, PrimeLending
  • Peter Macdonald, LLC
  • Allen Maulsby, CMB, Colonial Savings
  • Glen Messina, Ocwen Financial Corp.
  • Sonu Mittal, Citizens Bank
  • Willie Newman, Home Point Financial
  • Mike Patterson, Freedom Mortgage
  • Kurt Pfotenhauer, First American
  • Aaron Pitone, Arvest Bank
  • Jay Plum, Fifth Third Bank
  • Chrissi Rhea (Vice Chair), Mortgage Investors Group
  • Matt Rocco, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital (ex-officio)
  • George Taylor, M&T Bank
  • Jack Thompson, Legacy Mortgage
  • Winston Wilkinson, Pentagon Federal Credit Union
  • Fowler Williams, CMB, Crescent Mortgage
  • Rob Zellar, Old Republic

MBA also announced Residential Committee Chairs who serve as non-voting members of RESBOG:

  • Steve Bovenzi, Caliber Home Loans: Residential Technology Forum (RESTECH)
  • Pam Cooper, CMB, Citywide Home Loans: Accounting and Financial Management Committee
  • Suzanne Garwood, Chase: Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Committee
  • Kelley Grealis, CMB, Union Home Mortgage: State Legislative and Regulatory Committee
  • Deb Jones, Citizens Bank, Secondary and Capital Markets Committee
  • Brendan Kelleher, Rocket Mortgage: Loan Administration Committee
  • Ali Vafai, The Money Source: Residential Loan Production Committee