Welcome to 2016!
WAMP President’s Message
Recently I was asked how and why I first got involved with WAMP and why I feel that members of the profession should join the Association today.
For me, I first got involved in the early 2000s, when the organization was known as the Washington Association of Mortgage Brokers. As a broker/owner and later a lender/owner, I felt that it was vitally important for me to be engaged in the industry at large. We have always had a vibrant community here in Washington State. Connecting with others in the industry and participating in educational and industry events was and is a way to ensure my growth as a professional.
Over the years, I moved into various leadership positions including serving as the State President in 2008 and 2009. After almost a decade of service to WAMP, I stepped down from a leadership role at the end of 2010. In 2014, I was approached to come back onto the Board as a Director at large. I was excited about getting involved with the Association once again. It is a fascinating time for the industry. Being in a leadership role is a way for me to support the industry and help ensure that we have a healthy lending environment for consumers and for our industry for many years and decades to come.
Today, I believe that those individuals who have weathered the past ten years and are still participating in the industry are true professionals. They see what they do as being more than just jobs. These are career-minded folks who want to learn, grow, and advance as professionals. Being a part of an organization such as WAMP, can help them achieve the growth and development that they seek.
As for people who may be first coming into the industry, WAMP can serve the same role for them as well. Ultimately, WAMP wants to help support the professionals in our state industry who are positively contributing to their local communities and helping thousands of families and individuals realize homeownership.
Jason M.S. Bloom
2016 Board President, Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals
Branch Manager | Northgate and Everett | Guild Mortgage
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