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President's Message


Message from FAMP President Linda Knowlton

We Always Find a Way  

Brokers and Loan Originators always find a way. Isn’t that the case with how we work with our  customers now and how we work under these COVID times? 

As we enter the last month of 2020, we must reflect on the change felt throughout our entire industry this past year.  The real estate and mortgage industries have re-engineered and dedicated themselves to the noble pursuit of finding a way to get that  mortgage done, obtain the appraisal, and show that home.

The same is happening at FAMP. We found a way  to push through and hold one of the country’s only live conventions in Orlando. And, yes, people asked  us for pointers on how we did it. 

FAMP has been with you all through this unusual year and has provided you with information in the  form of webinars, emailed industry updates, our social media platforms, and a live  convention/trade show which demonstrated that when we come together in person we truly find the value and necessity of banding together. We will continue to experiment with new and innovative ways that meet  your needs and time constraints to bring you important information. Our next webinar is “The Overview  of the new 1003/URLA” on December 15th at 11:30AM. Sign up now for this using the hyperlink or register under “Events” at

I would like to thank you, as FAMP Members, for being part of the first and oldest mortgage trade  association. As I reflect on the last few months (in which many of us were in isolation) I can’t help but believe that we are only as good as the support and love from our family, industry partners and friends at FAMP. 

FAMP is run by mortgage brokers and loan originators. We decide our direction. We have many  dedicated professionals that are leaders at FAMP and I would like to thank and recognize these individuals  who are your Committee Chairs and Chapter Presidents. These individuals are not only volunteering  their precious time during a period in which our industry is beating records of mortgage production, but are continually working on making FAMP better with communications, membership tools,  informative and productive webinars, and new ways to communicate and educate our members.

Please  reach out to me if you would like to know how you can volunteer for your profession. We need your  input at any level, including: committees, committee chairs and leadership. 

Membership Chair – Tonya Mills 
Communications and Technology Chairs – Jason McMullen and Chris Bronson  
Convention – Dawn Bennes
Lenders and Affiliates – Bryan Cronin
Government Affairs – Conrad Johnson
PAC – Robert Cox
By-Laws – Daniel Hughes
Awards – Pat Smoot and Arlene Moran-Crandall
FAMP Membership is a state-wide membership. As we move forward with closing 2020 and entering  into the new year of 2021, please recognize our Chapter Presidents who graciously dedicate their very valuable time to provide monthly Chapter Meetings to keep you informed and updated in 2021. 

Broward – Jerry Sanchez  
Central – Terri Koubek
Gulf Coast – Adam Zima 
Jacksonville – Eddie Hilliard  
Miami – James Venney 
Suncoast – Daniel Hughes
Southwest – Darren Lynch

Thank you all for supporting FAMP and electing me as your President. When you hit a problem in finding  a way to close that loan, always remember this: “We always find a way”!


Linda Knowlton 
FAMP President