LEADERSHIP

Sue Hamilton

AMBA President

Asst. VP, Mortgage Banking, Fidelity Bank Mortgage

Sue Hamilton is an originator at Fidelity Bank Mortgage.  She has been in the mortgage industry for 20 years and has experience in all aspects of retail and wholesale lending. Sue recently teamed up with her business partner, Julie Beaty and has formed the Beaty Hamilton Team at Fidelity Bank. Sue has been involved with the state and local chapters of MBAG & AMBA for 4 years. She has also received the MBAG Gold Award for loan officers in 2012 – 2016.
Sue lives with her husband, Stephen, of 11 years, & their 3 dogs, in Decatur. They both enjoy reading, travelling, and playing recreational sports, softball and kickball as well as supporting and watching NFL and SEC football; most notably, the Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Bulldogs.


Maggie Reames

Vice President

Top of Mind, LLC


Maggie Reames is a Vice President with Top of Mind Networks and oversees the customer support division, focusing on training and implementation.  She has been in the Mortgage Industry for 17 years, where she has been involved with the state and local chapters of MBAG and AMBA for 12 years. Serving 2 terms on the MBAG board Maggie also was part of many committees over the years and she was named the Associate Member of the year in 2008.

Maggie lives with her husband Mitch and their daughter Morgan, in Canton GA.

Angela Drew-Morris

AMBA Secretary

Peach State Bank

Angela has been in the mortgage industry since 1985. She has been a loan officer, production manager, VP, COO, and President of her own company. CurrentlyAngela is an originator for Peach State Bank & Trust. She was a Past Director on the GAMB Board for 2 years, and is serving her third year as a director for AMBA.

Rick Guerrero

Treasurer

US Mortgage

Rick Guerrero is the Director of Branch Sales & Strategic Partnerships at US Mortgage Corp. He has served on several boards in the real estate industry over the years in various roles from board member to president. In addition, he is a contributor to Inman, the leading real estate news source for real estate agents, realtors, brokers, real estate executives and technology leaders.

Rick is originally from Houston,TX where he attended the University of Houston, earning a degree in Finance. After graduating, he was selected to manage a major retail store chain location in New Orleans where he successfully turned around the store by growing sales post-Katrina.  While in New Orleans, Rick met his wife, Lisa, and eventually the two relocated to Atlanta in pursuit of Lisa's dream job at the Center for Disease Control.

Jack Keeler

Immediate Past President

Flagstar Bank

Jack Keeler is an Account Executive with Flagstar Bank since 2008 and has been in the mortgage industry for 25 years.

Jack is actively serving as a Director of the Atlanta Mortgage Bankers Association, the Legislative Committee with the National Mortgage Bankers Association, has served on the Convention Committee with the Mortgage Bankers Association of GA and is the President of the AHS Navy JROTC Program.

Jack has earned the AMP designation from the Mortgage Bankers Association and has been on the Presidents Council with Flagstar Bank.

Maria Riggs

AMBA Director

McMichael & Gray, PC

Jason Strain

AMBA Director

VP Development, Silverton Mortgage

 

Lou Sarris

AMBA Director

Area Manager, Northpoint Mortgage

Lou grew up in Northeast Philadelphia and moved to the Atlanta area in 1999. He began his career in the mortgage industry with one of Georgia’s largest residential lenders where he quickly climbed the ranks to Sr. Vice President of Northeast Sales where he led 100 + associates and oversaw 800 Million in originations annually.

Several years ago, he joined forces with two longtime business partners and top producers in the industry to build NorthPoint Mortgage. He felt his passion to lead mortgage professionals and to continue to build life-long relationships with his clients was best utilized in this new environment.

He resides in Alpharetta, Ga. With his wife Chick of 30 years, raised 2 children, Melissa and Louis Jr. and 2 grandsons, Georgie and Winston… He is a passionate fundraiser for the, Children’s Miracle Network,  American Cancer Society, SAFFT and NorthPoint Community Church.

Alexandra Radford

AMBA Director

Business Dev. Executive
Sparks King Watts & Reddick

Alexandra is a University of Georgia Graduate and the Business Development Executive for Atlanta based real estate closing firm, Sparks, King & Watts.
In Alexandra’s tenure in the real estate industry, she has held multiple board and committee positions for realtor and mortgage associations. She also invests in her personal and professional development through various leadership training outlets.

Currently, her focus is expanding the business development of Sparks, King, Watts & Reddick through serving the community and clients that uphold the real estate industry.

Lindsay Stewart

AMBA Associate Director

Marketing Director, Campbell & Brannon, LLC

A native of Virginia, Lindsay was educated at the University of Georgia. She has called Atlanta home for over 30 years. Lindsay has had a varied career in the Mortgage Industry, from Credit, to Title Insurance, and now as Marketing Director for Campbell and Brannon, LLC. She has been a dedicated volunteer for MBAG and AMBA for many years, having served on many committees.

She and husband John "Stew" Stewart have been married for 25 years and have a son, Nelson Stewart. Lindsay loves to paint, ski, hike, volunteer and spend time with family.

Denise Baumann

AMBA Director

Account Manager, Arch MI

Denise Baumann is an Account Manager with Arch Mortgage Insurance and has been in the MI industry in Georgia since 2000. She is currently serving as a Director of the Atlanta Mortgage Bankers Association, is a fifth term Director for the Southeastern Credit Union Real Estate Network (SE CUREN) and is a member of the Atlanta Mortgage Professionals Networking Alliance (AMPNA.) She is chairing the MBAG Lend-A-Hand committee for 2018-2019 and is an Industry Partner with AMBA.

Denise is past chair of several MBAG committees and has helped to develop and grow MBA chapters across Georgia while serving two terms as MBAG Chapter Liaison. She was recognized as the Associate of the Year for the MBAG in both 2012 and 2016 and honored in 2015 with the Edna Latimer Spirit Award for her service to the MBAG chapters.

Denise earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Eastern Illinois University. She and her husband Ken have been married for 20 years and have a daughter, Hannah, and a son, Wesley.

Stephen Huang

AMBA Director

Fidelity Bank Mortgage

Stephen is just awesome.

Shaun Graham

AMBA Director

Originator, Southeast Mortgage State Bank

Shaun is the Senior Vice President of Southeast Mortgage of Georgia where he has worked for the past 14 years. Shaun also serves on the Board for the Sales and Marketing Council for the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he lettered in Football under legendary collegiate coach, Lou Holtz.

Shaun lives ITP with his wife and 2 kids. You can catch him at many of the Intown festivals, running the Beltline or playing in various men’s basketball leagues around metro Atlanta. 

Kelly Byers

AMBA Director

Crescent Mortgage

Kelly Byers, CPA is currently the COO for Crescent Mortgage Company. Mrs. Byers had served as CFO of Crescent Mortgage Company since 2003 and transitioned to COO in September 2011. Prior to joining Crescent Mortgage Company, Mrs. Byers was Controller/Vice President, then President of Standard Mortgage Corporation of Georgia. Mrs. Byers has served in auditing and mortgage banking since 1982 after working for a public accounting firm. Mrs. Byers has also served as the Treasurer, Director and President of the National Association Professional Mortgage Women - Atlanta where she remains an active member.

Kelly is originally from New York where she met her husband. They have been married for 35 years and have a daughter, who is a Cherokee County school teacher and their son followed in his father’s footsteps and fights fires for the City of Atlanta.

Brian Berman

AMBA Director

Mortgage Atlanta

Brian

Jennifer Alou

AMBA Director

Marketing Director, Lueder, Larkin & Hunter, LLC

Jennifer A. Alou is the Director of Marketing and at Lueder, Larkin & Hunter, LLC attorneys at law. Her primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, business development, marketing and client relations. 

Over the past decade, Jennifer spearheaded significant growth mandates both in the traditional servicing of client’s needs, as well as developing and implementing social media presence. She participates in numerous charitable endeavors in the Atlanta area, most recently the Cancer Survivors 5K run/walk.

Additionally, she serves on several Real Estate Boards and Associations for the metro Atlanta Real Estate Community and has been associated with the Atlanta Mortgage Bankers Association for several years. Jennifer attended Fisk University in Nashville, TN where she earned a B.A. degree in English. 

In her spare time Jennifer enjoys travel, cooking and is a competitive runner.

Jonathan Harris

AMBA Director

 

Jonathan has worked in the mortgage industry for over 19 years in different capacities from Mortgage Originator to Sales Management with his current focus on mortgage insurance sales in Georgia. Jonathan has been actively involved with MBAG and is a former Gold Award recipient.  He has served on many committees within MBAG. Most recently, Jonathan has worked with the Production Council and Convention Committee.

Jonathan has earned his AMP designation for the Mortgage Bankers Association and is currently working toward becoming a CMB.

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