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President's Message

 
FAMP 2018 Annual Convention & Trade Show
 
I would like to invite you all to the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals 2018 Annual Convention & Trade Show, the largest mortgage trade show in the country! This year, our theme is “See You at the Dolphin,” a theme which reflects not only our new location at the Walt Disney World Dolphin, but also embodies the beach life that we in Florida are so fortunate to
experience.

We are offering four days of information and education, including our boot camp for new licensees, NMLS-approved continuing education and career-enhancing breakout sessions. This year, we have more than 115 vendors and 140-plus booths at our sold-out trade show … the largest show we have had since 2008!

In addition, we are excited to have John Ratzenberger as our Keynote Speaker. John has a fantastic career which includes his role as Cliff on “Cheers,” as well as his extensive voice roles in Pixar Animation Studios' films, such as Hamm in the “Toy Story” franchise, The Underminer in “The Incredibles” franchise and Mack in the “Cars” franchise. In fact, he is the only actor to appear in all of Pixar's feature films!

Over the past year, FAMP has had many successes, with a complete rebranding including new logo and Web site, a monthly Webinar series with attendance topping out at more than 1,000 and a 20 percent growth in membership over last year! I am so proud of all we have accomplished over this past year and am humbled by the Board’s vote of confidence in my ability to lead so much so that I will continue to be your President for 2018-2019.

FAMP was founded in 1960, and is the oldest mortgage trade association in the United States. FAMP was also the founders of NAMB and continues to be the model for all other state mortgage trade associations.  We have seen many changes in the past 58 years, but our association has always been a leader in supporting our members. Whether in Tallahassee or Washington, D.C., FAMP has always worked hard to represent the interest of Florida’s consumers and Loan Originators.

I want to thank each of you who are members for your continued support, and if you are not a member, I ask you to stop by our membership booth and become a member while in Orlando. Together, we all make the difference!  Thank you for attending this year’s convention and thank you for supporting FAMP!