Texas Mortgage Bankers Association Elects Jim Clapp, President Of Certainty Home Loans, As 2020-2021 President

The Texas Mortgage Bankers Association (TMBA) has announced the election of Mr. Jim Clapp as President for 2020-2021. Clapp was installed during the TMBA 104th Annual Membership Meeting that was held using video conferencing technology on April 21, 2020. In his new role, Clapp will lead one of the largest and oldest statewide mortgage bankers associations in the United States.

As President of the TMBA, Clapp will lead the legislative advocacy efforts of the Association in support of a vibrant, stable mortgage banking industry in the state of Texas, and direct the strategy of the Association’s educational and training resources to the TMBA’s member companies and their employees. 2021 is a legislative year for Texas, so the Association is preparing now to advocate for the state’s mortgage industry and homeowners.
“As President of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, I will continue the work of our outgoing President to ensure that Texas remains the preeminent state for mortgage banking employment and activity,” said Jim Clapp. “In times of crisis like the current global COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for the TMBA to be a reliable resource for our member companies to keep apprised of industry regulatory changes and overall market conditions. Combined with the Association’s continued representation of our members’ interests, this will enable them to confidently navigate the uncertain waters we are currently experiencing.”

Jim Clapp has been the President of Certainty Home Loans since 2011, and was President and CFO of the company from 2011 to 2018. Clapp is responsible for the strategic direction of Certainty Home Loans and oversees the executive leadership team.

During his seven years as CFO, Clapp was responsible for the management of all financial and accounting functions for the company. Prior to joining Certainty Home Loans, Clapp gained more than 17 years of experience in commercial banking with a focus on mortgage warehouse lending with Guaranty Bank and GMAC/RFC.

Clapp has served as a Director on the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association Board of Directors since 2014, as the Association’s Secretary/Treasurer in 2018, and as the Association’s Vice President since 2019. Clapp is also a member of the MBA’s Independent Mortgage Bankers Executive Council.

Clapp earned a B.A. in Finance and an MBA with a finance concentration from Texas Christian University.  Jim serves on the Board of the non-profit Stewpot Alliance, a homeless shelter and resource center, and holds the office of Treasurer.

New TMBA Officers assisting Clapp include Vice President - Dayna McElreath with HomeVantage Mortgage, Secretary-Treasurer - Steve Remington with Benchmark Mortgage, and Associate Representative Dustin Pfluger with BKM, Sowan Horan, LLP.

The 2020-2021 TMBA Board members are: Rhiannon Bolen, AMP with Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT),  P. Garrett Clayton with AmCap Mortgage Ltd., Amy J. Coke AMP, with PPDocs Inc., Daniel Cooper, CMB with Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc., William Dawley with Amegy Bank, Erin Dee with LoanPeople LLC, John D. Donnelly with ServiceFirst Mortgage, Jason H. Gillespie, CMB, AMP with Simmons Bank,  Jonathan M. Grafflin, CMB, AMP,  Marty Green, with Polunsky Beitel Green, LLC, Jon Hodge with NexBank, SSB,  Adam G. Isbell with National Mortgage Insurance,  Pamela Jenkins with Willow Bend Mortgage Company, Matthew Kiker with Network Funding LP,  Keith Klein with PrimeLending, Colin Luba with PlainsCapital Bank, Jodie Morgan, CMB, AMP with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Dustin Pfluger with BKM Sowan Horan, LLP,  Blake Priest with Premiere Nationwide Lending, Paul Pritchett with Chase Home Finance, Steve D. Remington with Benchmark Mortgage, Ruth Ruhl with RUTH RUHL, P.C., Suzanne Smith with HNB Mortgage,  Regina Uhl with Sandler Law Group,  Thomas F. Vetters, II with Robertson Anschutz Vetters, Rachel West, AMP with Simmons Bank, Amy White with Texas Capital Bank, N.A., David White, AMP, with Southwest Funding, Donna Wright with Republic State Mortgage Company and Kimberly Yowell with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation.
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About the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association
The Texas Mortgage Bankers Association is committed to being an informative, quality-focused association of real estate finance professionals that provides the best educational resources, government advocacy, and industry interaction. TMBA's purpose is to serve the mutual interests of its members in order to preserve, enhance, and advance the mortgage banking and real estate finance business in the State of Texas. For more information, please contact the TMBA office at 512.480.8622 or visit our website at
- Apr 21, 2020