Presidents Message

President's Message

2022-2023 President’s Message

Thank you Mortgage Bankers Association of Tampa Bay for giving me the honor and opportunity to serve as your President for the 2022 – 2023 term. Joining the “MBA” has been a blessing. The professional and personal relationships that we’ve cultivated have been extraordinary.

I joined for the networking, socialization and educational opportunities, but I quickly realized the MBA has so much more to offer the community. As an attorney working in the title & real estate arena, I wanted to have the information directly from experts to make a real difference for each client and transaction. I joined the Board of Directors and I’m so proud our team has really made a difference in the community!

Last several years our country had to adapt to a new business model. The pandemic was and continues to increase multiple challenges on business and multiple complicated medical levels. Companies’ remote work strategies were devised based on input from multiple stakeholders, including operations, IT, HR and real estate, since these groups are likely to consider different factors when analyzing the optimal mix of hub, home and hybrid work arrangements. Our MBA also had to adapt to new business options. Despite the challenges we faced, as a collective group we were aggressive at finding alternative avenues to continually deliver learning opportunities, experts, and advice to connect through the new virtual environment. We also exceeded to raise the most funds for the Mortgage Bankers Political Action Committee (MPAC) in Florida!

Our Executive Board and Board of Directors are planning a full calendar of face-to-face educational events, skilled industry speakers, socials and fun events at Brio in the International Mall. Follow us on social media to keep up-to-date on the monthly events. We’ll be adding details to this website and our Facebook page. If you’d like to sponsor an event, reach out to me to discuss opportunities to promote your company.

If you are currently a member of the MBA of Tampa Bay, thank you for your membership. We could not accomplish our goals without you! If you are not currently a member, please consider joining today. Our mission is to keep members informed of Federal \ State legislation and related Agency changes which could affect your business directly and your livelihood. Further, we provide education through monthly meetings, industry experts and create opportunities to connect with peers on specific concerns and foster productive discussions as well as sharing of information.

Lastly, consider joining one of our eight committees (Children’s Home Network, Education, Event, Fundraising, Golf, Membership, MPAC & Web/Technology).  Serving on a committee it gets you more involved, gives you an opportunity to meet more industry members and is a great introductory step to joining our Board of Directors. Committees are necessary to our success and it allows your voice and ideas to be expressed. Contact me anytime if you are interested at or at 813-420-3750 and we can discuss the details of each committee.

Thank you,
Robert  H.D. Genders, Esq.

2022-2023 President, Mortgage Bankers Association of Tampa Bay