ALFN offers members an opportunity to serve on small, issue or practice-specific groups. Seats are held by an ALFN member or approved industry participant, and some groups are limited to a set number of members per group. Each group is led by an elected Leadership Team that serves for a term of two years, with some positions having the opportunity for an additional two years with re-election. If you are an ALFN member in good standing, a Mortgage Servicer or GSE, and interested in participating on one of the groups detailed below, please login and select the groups you'd like to join. For additional information on any ALFN group, contact email@example.com.
ALFN Committee Guidelines & Regulations
WILL Committee Guidelines & Regulations
ALFN Committees - Leadership Structure & Terms
Each committee’s leadership team consists of a Chair, Vice Chair and Servicer/GSE Chair (or Co-Chairs) who serve a 2-year initial term and are elected by members of the corresponding committee (also included on the leadership team is an ALFN Board Liaison and an ALFN Staff Liaison). Vice Chair moves to Chair automatically after the Chairs 2-year term ends. A Chair Emeritus position may be used when needed, which is filled for 1 year by the immediate past Chair (this position only exists when a committee doesn’t have a Vice Chair that moves up to Chair and serves their 4 full years on the leadership team). Servicer/GSE Chair (or Co-Chairs) can be re-elected for an additional 2-year term. Secretary and Sub-Committee positions are not considered leadership team positions on the corresponding committees and serve 2-year initial terms, with the opportunity to be re-appointed to an additional 2-year term. These positions are appointed by the corresponding committee leadership team. 4 years of service in any non-leadership team position doesn’t impact an individual’s ability to run for a leadership team position (where eligible). An individual can only serve in an elected or appointed position on one ALFN committee/group at the same time, unless approval is given by the ALFN President & CEO or the ALFN Board of Directors in special circumstances. Individuals serving in any elected leadership team position must be in a management or leadership position within their organization. Individuals filling any leadership positions (appointed or elected) must be an in-house W2 employee of an Attorney-Trustee or Associate member, or Servicer/GSE participant, and should be in good standing with the ALFN.
GROUPS OPEN TO ALFN MEMBERS & APPROVED PARTICIPANTS (SERVICERS/GSE'S)
EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEE
This committee assists in the planning of ALFN events, and providing content suggestions and reviewing session topic submissions that are received, to then present to ALFN Leadership for approval. Members of the committee develop innovative marketing strategies to increase the recognition and industry support of ALFN's existing educational/training programs, and collaborate to determine appropriate messaging and marketing campaigns. The committee responsibilities also include assisting with servicer invitations and confirming servicer attendance at ALFN events, assisting with sponsorship solicitations and donations for any auction items (where auctions are involved), inviting other members and colleagues to attend events, and acting in an advisory capacity to ALFN Leadership when requested on any other event planning activities. This committee also suggests topics and content for ALFN webinar presentations. In addition, committee members will help develop additional ALFN Onsite (or Online) training programs for mortgage servicers. The group meets quarterly and may schedule additional calls as necessary. Learn More.
JUNIOR PROFESSIONALS & EXECUTIVES GROUP "JPEG" COMMITTEE
The ALFN Junior Professionals & Executives Group (JPEG) is the ALFN’s award-winning young professional’s network. JPEG focuses on career and business development and discusses issues including networking, marketing, practice area resources, public speaking and professional growth. The group meets quarterly and may schedule calls as necessary. JPEG organizes networking events, web-events and publishes an annual profile of stand-out young professionals, JPEG: Picture the Future. To join the JPEG group, young professionals must be under 40 years of age. JPEG meets quarterly and may schedule calls as needed. Learn More. JPEG Members follow the JPEG Section Code of Conduct.
WOMEN IN LEGAL LEADERSHIP "WILL" COMMITTEE
Women in Legal Leadership (WILL) is the ALFN's industry-leading group designed for women in the mortgage servicing industry. WILL hosts an annual summit in Dallas each Spring, offers its 300+ members quarterly teleconferences, mini-events at ANSWERS and throughout the year, and publishes its quarterly magazine, WILLed. Learn More. WILL Members follow the WILL Guidelines & Regulations, and the WILL Section Code of Conduct.
The Advocacy Committee is ALFN's key litigation, government relations, legislative and regulatory policy group. The group focuses on four strategic legislative areas: emerging federal legislative issues; emerging state legislative issues; regulatory rule-making, implementation, and comment; and, legislative events and publications. The group meets quarterly and may schedule calls as necessary. The group is responsible for authoring articles for the ALFN ANGLE digital magazine, hosting webinars and submitting topics for educational presentations that pertain to issues of interest from this committee. The group builds on recent regulatory, vendor management, and file volume issues affecting ALFN members operating primarily in the mortgage default space. This group also focuses on complex litigation issues covering all aspects of default services and creditors’ rights legal issues. Areas include foreclosure, REO, title, bankruptcy, class action, and other related complex litigation affecting the clients of ALFN member firms. This group plays an important role in the ALFN’s annual Advocacy Day in Washington, DC, when it is periodically held. Learn More
The ALFN Bankruptcy Committee focuses on recent cases, bankruptcy rules changes and other issues affecting mortgage servicers. The committee focuses on national, industry-wide issues, local bankruptcy rules and rule changes, new debt collection strategies, standing, and MERS, among others. The committee meets quarterly by teleconference and may schedule other calls as needed. The committee is responsible for coordinating two ALFN webinars annually; hosting one guest speaker teleconference; and authoring/coordinating digital content for the ALFN, its magazine, and contributing other legal updates for distribution. The committee is also responsible for helping plan the ALFN's Bankruptcy content during the Annual Intersect Conference in Dallas each Fall. Learn More
AMICUS BRIEFS COMMITTEE
The ALFN Amicus Briefs Committee monitors appellate cases with the potential for major industry or practitioner impact. The group reviews and approves submitted cases as well as coordinates position development, authorship, and submission of amicus briefs on behalf of the ALFN. The Amicus Briefs Committee meets quarterly and as cases are suggested and thereafter as necessary. Learn More
INCLUSION DIVERSITY EQUITY & AWARENESS "IDEA" COMMITTEE
ALFN values the individual differences within our member community, and the benefits that diversity and inclusion bring to our association. We continue providing access to opportunities regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, or professional level. The group meets quarterly and may schedule calls as necessary. The group hosts webinars with special guest speakers, submits topics for educational presentations that pertain to issues of interest from this committee, and helps to plan ALFN's Annual DEI Event each Spring - IDEA Summit. Learn More
The committee will work to:
- Promote greater diversity in the ALFN by helping recruit, support, and retain members and group participants from diverse backgrounds
- Assist the ALFN Board of Directors and CEO in the implementation of strategic initiatives proposed by the committee
- Promote participation in activities supporting diversity and inclusion in our member communities
- Communicate diversity and inclusion initiatives, actions, and results to ALFN members and group participants