Our Committees

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Joining a committee enables you to take advantage of the resources offered by the Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association, you will be in a position to meet the demands of today’s competitive market and plan for the challenges of tomorrow.


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OMBA Committees for 2021:


Chairperson: Current Year Vice President/Don Griffiths, Union Home Mortgage

Mission:  Work with member companies, community partners and various key housing stakeholders to develop stronger and more effective affordable housing partnerships throughout the State of Ohio in order to achieve positive homeownership outcomes for all the communities, families and individuals they serve.

The Committee will focus primarily on serving as a liaison between lenders, borrowers, housing advocates, policymakers, public officials, program sponsors and counseling organizations to achieve maximum use of the opportunities and resources that exist to support successful and sustainable affordable housing. The pillars of this committee’s work with focus on Counseling, Communication, Education and Advocacy.

For questions or to join the Affordable Housing Committee contact: Don Griffiths at dgiffiths@UHM.com or phone (330)322-9516


Chairperson: TBD

Mission:  Promote the work of the Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association by developing, updating and monitoring OMBA’s communications policies, social media accounts, and electronic discussion groups, as well as recommending new ways for the association to communicate with its members and other interested parties through alternative media.   Provide monitoring and coordinate news and other pertinent updates to the Association Website

For questions or to join the Communications Committee contact: Jay Pascoe, Exec Director, at jpascoe@omba.org or phone (202)731-6495


Chairperson: Current Year President/Stan Foraker, EVP, First Commonwealth Bank

Mission: Provide a program with quality educational and social appeal to a broad cross section of the industry. This committee will work with the Executive Director and the Executive Committee to handle all aspects of the convention planning and execution of a general program theme, as selected by the President

For questions or to join the Convention Committee Contact:  Stan Foraker at sforaker@fcbanking.com   or phone (724)933-3988


Chairperson:  Dawn Carpenter, Vice President Residential Mortgage Manager, Peoples Bank

Mission:  Provide top quality, turn-key educational programs that will be delivered in-person or virtually which will meet the needs of mortgage banking professionals, allowing them to stay in compliance and knowledgeable on the various products and services available to help their clients.  In addition, offer educational programs for potential and first-time homebuyers preparing to or entering the homebuying market.

For questions or to join the Educational Committee contact Dawn Carpenter at dawn.carpenter@pebo.com  or phone (740)687-2919


Chairperson:  Kim Dybvad, Market Manager, PrimeLending

Mission:  Recommend methods of enforcement for high standards of ethics and conduct; investigate the professional conduct and abuses as directed by the trustees; consider all information as to the professional conduct of any member of the association directly or indirectly injurious to the interest and general welfare of the association and its members; recommend to the Board of Trustees, for its approval, the censure, suspension or expulsion of such member.

For questions or to report a potential ethics issue contact: Kim Dybvad at kdybvad@primelending.com or phone (937)271-0147


Chairperson: TBD

Mission: Build and maintain relationships with members of the State of Ohio Executive Branch, General Assembly, as well as, Federal (when appropriate) State and local agencies, making the presence and views of OMBA known by these key legislators, regulators, agency heads and their staff.  Work in tandem with OMBA Lobbying efforts to intentionally build constructive relationships with key government and industry leaders.

For questions or to join the Government Relations Committee contact: 


Chairperson:  Brooks McDowell, SVP – Secondary Markets, Premier Bank

Mission: Monitor communications from HUD, VA, GSEs, and state and local governmental agencies and report on market trends and impacts related to the housing and mortgage banking industry.  Report on key economic updates that impact the overall Housing Markets

For questions or to join the Investor Relations Committee contact:  Brooks McDowell at bmcdowell@yourpremierbank.com or phone (216)287-7778


Chairperson: Kelly Lipinski, Managing Member, McGlinchey Stafford

Mission: Monitor and provide input on legislative activities, including proposed bills, amendments, and regulatory language coming from the Statehouse and state and local governmental agencies with potential impact on Ohio’s mortgage banking industry. Work in tandem with OMBA Lobbyist to provide membership with appropriate updates.

For questions or to join the Legislative Committee contact: Kelly Lipinski at klipinski@mcglinchey.com or phone (216)378-4969


Chairperson: John Salter, Account Manager, ARCH MI

Mission: Expand the membership of the organization and maintain a broad cross section of all related participants of the mortgage lending industry, with emphasis on lending companies.  Investigate and develop services to meet the needs of the membership to provide value for their participation in the association.

For questions, to join, or refer a company to the Membership Committee contact: John Salter at jsalter@archmi.com or phone (312)520-8241

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