So as I start asking people to support my bid for CAAMP director the obvious question comes to mind is “Why are you running?” so I thought I would address that here. I have long been an advocate of our industry and specifically the mortgage broker channel. I believe strongly in promoting the professionalism of our channel and the bottom line is that I feel as a director of CAAMP I can make a significant contribution to making that happen. Any of you that know me know that I am not afraid to speak my mind and will not shy away from the tough topics.
I have been asked why CAAMP vs. our provincial association and the answer for me is simple. I had to look at where I could make the biggest contribution and I believe that I can do that at a national level. I also believe that it is imperative for the associations to work closer together. I can help make that happen and be Alberta’s voice on the board of CAAMP working in concert with AMBA. I have always volunteered my time and energy at the provincial level and that support will not change.
This is a year where CAAMP will be revisiting their strategic direction and that is a process that I want to be part of. I have long called for change and have encouraged all of you to speak your mind so that we have a strong voice when it comes to the direction this channel should take. Now I want to represent you from the inside and make sure that change takes place. We are living in a time of massive change in our industry and it is crazy to think that we, as brokers, don’t need to change with it. With change comes opportunity but we have to be poised to capitalize on that opportunity. Having a strong national association that works in unison with our regional association can make that happen. It is time for us to come together as a channel and demand more from ourselves and demand more from our peers. I want you to be a part of this change with me and for that I am asking for your support as the next CAAMP director for Alberta.
Please share this with your industry peers and co-workers if you believe that it is time for change in our channel.