Originally Published by the National Mortgage Professional Magazine – January 2016
Jon Gedde is a senior mortgage advisor with Las Vegas-based Alderus Funding & Investments. He is the first chairman of the new Nevada Mortgage Lenders Association (NMLA) and the past president of the Nevada Association of Mortgage Professionals (NAMP). National Mortgage Professional spoke with Gedde about his work in Nevada’s housing industry and the state’s mortgage trade associations.
How and why did you get involved in your associations? And can you share the track within your associations that led to the leadership roles?
My involvement with NAMP began in 2011 when the president-elect and a former colleague, Tim Klinger, invited me to participate on the board of directors. At time, the organization was focused on brokers and individual originators. I spent two years serving on the board. In late 2012, I was elected to the position of president-elect for 2013, which led to serving as president for 2014. During 2014, my primary objective became completing a merger with the Nevada Mortgage Bankers Association (NVMBA), which was making a push to re-establish itself after several years of inactivity following the financial crisis. Thechairman of NVMBA, Steve VanSickler, and I were able to successfully bring the organizations to find common ground, and the merger was completed effective Jan.1,2015. At that time, I was asked and elected to serve as the chairman of the new joint organization, NMLA.