Letter From The President 2020

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Dave Thorsen WA
Published Monday January 27, 2020

Welcome to 2020!  First off, I want to thank everyone that help contribute to such a successful 2019, be it the board of directors, the membership or volunteers throughout the year.   Our events were able to provide much needed donations to the Rebuild Together South Sound organization as well as over a dozen large boxes of items for the Toys for Tots spearheaded by Tacoma Crime Stoppers.   

I want to personally thank Traci Frazier, Gene Krawchuk and Venetia Killian for their previous mentorship and for being such a driving force for the Puget Sound Mortgage Lenders association over the past couple of years.  They have been the reason this organization is in such a great position as it is at this juncture.

Our new board of directors have already started the year with tasks to try and improve an already smooth running process to an even better experience for all of its members and guests.   The new board of directors will consist of Robert Lipston, President Elect; Terrie Bethel, Treasurer; Shannon Clemans, Secretary; Shannon Patterson, Annual Charity Director; Ryan Steuber, Golf Tournament Director; tournament and Sara Monzo, our new Social Media Director

We are going to try and provide the best guest speakers we can and already have a strong first quarter line up of Rob Chrisman, Matthew Gardner and Ken Perry.   We want to look outside the norm and bring solid content for our membership.   We are also going to be helping “update” our website with the help of Clarity Online which should roll out by the 1st week of February.

Our events are always on the 2nd Thursday of each month and they are located at the Emerald Queen Casino Convention/Banquet Center if Fife.  The staff and food are outstanding.  Please join us for our general meetings, not just for the great guest speaker, but for also the industry comradery and fun.


David Thorsen
President, Puget Sound Mortgage Lenders Association 2020
Branch Manager, Umpqua Bank Home Lending, nmls 115781