Welcome to the Knoxville Mortgage Bankers Association website!

The KMBA is the proud recipient of the 2013 Chapter of the Year award from the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association.

The Knoxville chapter of the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association is committed to promoting professionalism within the industry through valuable networking and educational opportunities, as well as supporting and promoting our membership, local nonprofit and charitable organizations. By holding ourselves to the highest standards of excellence and integrity in the mortgage industry, we aim to deliver value and leadership through our resources and expertise.

The KMBA membership includes a variety of professionals from the mortgage banking industry and related fields as well. Members are mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, title companies, attorneys, appraisers, credit reporting agencies, realty professionals, and insurance companies.


Next Events

2015 Awards Banquet Sponsorship
Friday, Feb 27
Time: 6:00
By choosing to sponsor our 2015 Awards Banquet and Officer Installation, you will be displaying your support of Knoxville Mortgage Bankers Association for all to see.  Your company's name will be displayed prominently in advertising the event, both at the venue and on the KMBA website as follows: Company name as Sponsor on KMBA website event registration page Company name on large signage at reception Company name on table tents Logo and company name displayed on A/V presentation prior to event (projection screen) Verbal recognition as a sponsor during presentation
KMBA Awards Banquet 2015
Friday, Feb 27
Time: 6:00 pm
UPDATE DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO 02/27 Please join us for 'An Evening Downtown, 2015' at our new venue, The Crowne Plaza Knoxville. The Crowne Plaza promises to be a fantastic venue for our 2015 Awards Banquet, having just recently completed a top-to-bottom renovation and boasting an outstanding menu.  Network with the professionals of Knoxville's mortgage industry as we honor our top performers and install our KMBA board members for 2015.  Dinner price of $65 includes 2 complementary drink tickets and two cash bars will be available throughout the evening.  This is the event you don't want to miss! PARKING - Valet parking or free self parking in the garage will both be available. TIME - Cocktail hour, featuring a string quartet, begins at 6pm, and seating for dinner will begin promptly at 7. DINNER - Dinner choices will be either Filet of Beef Tenderloin with Seared Shrimp, or Vegetable Moussaka.  Either choice of entree will include Garden Salad with Select Greens, English Cucumbers and Grape Tomatoes with Chef's Choice of Dressings.  Accompaniments include Asparagus, Jullian Butter Squash and Red Pepper Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Warm Rolls.  Following will be Dulche De Leche Cheesecake complemented by Freshly Brewed Starbucks Coffee or TAZO Tea. ROOMS - A limited number of rooms will be available at a special pricing for attendees wishing to stay the night.  Inquire about availability and pricing.  THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS! FARM CREDIT MORTGAGE INVESTORS GROUP REGIONS BANK PRIVETT INSURANCE KNOXVILLE TITLE UNITED GUARANTY THDA MGIC ORNL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION MOVEMENT MORTGAGE
KMBA March Meeting
Tuesday, Mar 10
Time: 11:30

Join us on March 10th as KMBA plays host to our award-winners from 2014!


Helping us celebrate will be special guest speaker Kelle Shultz, President/CEO of Knoxville Habitat for Humanity.  Kelle has served with the organization since 1994, and is a native Knoxvillian and a graduate of the University of Tennessee.  Her many accomplishments include:

  • Serving as a member of the US Council for Habitat for Humanity International for 6 years
  • Member of the Habitat for Humanity Women Build Steering Committee for 4 years
  • Member of the Executive Directors Advisory Council (EDAC) from 1998-2002
  • Board Chairmanship of Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee, a state support organization for all 51 affiliates in Tennessee.  

She has participated in Habitat for Humanity global trips to Nicaragua, Nepal, Appalachia, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.  Kelle is a graduate of the 1999 Leadership Knoxville class and the 2002 class of University of Tennessee Associates.  Proudly, she serves on the Board of Visitors for the College of Arts and Sciences for the University of Tennessee.  She has also participated in nonprofit leadership programs at Harvard Business School and the University of Tennessee.

KMBA April Meeting
Tuesday, Apr 14
Time: 11:30

Barbara Brown has been in the mortgage industry over 35 years and with Regions for 32 years.  She currently serves as the manager of the Quality Assurance, Compliance and Risk Mitigation area for Consumer Lending.

Her previous experiences with AmSouth/Regions includes Servicing Manager, IT Manager, Acquisition Due Diligence, Compliance, Post Closing and Operations.  Her current management responsibilities include implementation and monitoring of regulatory policies and procedures, the Quality Control audit programs, the Risk Mitigation/Fraud Investigation and the system support team for Consumer Lending division of Regions Bank.

Barbara is active in the Mortgage Bankers Association of Alabama and was the state President in 2006-2007.  She serves on several national mortgage committees including the Interthinx Fraud Advisory Council, the MBA Legal and Regulatory Sub-committee, the Financial Services Roundtable and the Quality Control/Risk Sub-Committee.


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