Advocacy/Government Relations 

ADVOCACY | GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE. Monitors issues relevant to the real estate finance industry and develops a proactive public affairs plan for TMBA, including increased member involvement in issues at both state and national levels when appropriate. Sub-committees provide guidance specific to the area they monitor that supports the association’s public affairs program and advocacy of the industry.

Committee Members

Claire Barber
Houston, TX
Cissy Larkin
Houston, TX
Ryan Black
Black, Mann and Graham, LLP
Houston, TX
Jeff Flory
Baker, Tilly US, LLP
Irvine, CA
Doug B. Foster
Polunsky Beitel Green, LLP
Lockhart, TX
Sophia Garris
Firstline Compliance, LLC
Flower Mound, TX
Troy W. Garris
Garris Horn, LLP
Dallas, TX
Justin Grimm
Network Funding, LP
Houston, TX
Chad Hardgrave
Benchmark Mortgage
Plano, TX
Scott Hensley
Certainty Home Loans
Plano, TX

Karen Klemcke
DHI Mortgage, Ltd
Austin, TX
Roland Love
Independence Title Company
Dallas, TX
Haley Merritt
First Horizon Bank
Alexandria, VA
Tracy Pyle
DHI Mortgage, Ltd.
Austin, TX
Joanna Shelton
Swift Mortgage, LLC
Houston, TX
Regina Uhl, CMB
Sandler Law Group
Dallas, TX
TMBA Leadership

Board of Directors

TMBA Leadership

Committees and Chairs

Committees and Chairs

Leadership for each current committee


TMBA Bylaws

Current governing rules

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