Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA) Names Mountain West Financial Executive As New CHLA President

Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA) announces Michael Delehanty, Chief Financial Officer of Mountain West Financial, Inc. as their new President of the Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA). CHLA is an organization based in Washington DC that promotes the ideas and values that Independent Mortgage Bankers (IMB’s) bring to the financial system here in the USA and is the only national organization that exclusively represents IMB’s. The mission of the CHLA is to promote federal mortgage programs and regulations that community mortgage lenders play in providing broad access to credit for borrowers, in increasing competition in mortgage markets, and in providing borrowers with quality mortgage services and access to loans at a local level. Membership in CHLA gives members the opportunity to stay informed of developments in Washington that affect their business, to collaborate with like-minded firms, and to participate in efforts to influence Washington decision makers to adopt policies that affirm CHLA objectives. "Michael Delehanty has long played a critical role in helping CHLA carry out its agenda of advocating for community-based independent mortgage bankers," said Scott Olson, Executive Director of CHLA. "We are excited about his new role as President of CHLA."

Michael Delehanty has been a part of Mountain West Financial for 12 years and is currently responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives to improve productivity, enhance customer service, increase production, and improve profitability throughout Mountain West Financial, Inc. He will be a solid spokesperson and leader for the organization and will be assisting Washington with his leadership through these uncertain times and beyond. “We understand and believe in the importance of industry trade groups, like CHLA, and the impact they can have in furthering the mission of the IMBs. We are proud that Mike has stepped into the role of President of CHLA to continue fulfilling Mountain West Financial’s purpose of Making Homeownership a Reality and deepening our connection with other key industry leaders. We believe strongly that when we as an IMB community work together, we help ensure great outcomes for our clients and business partners” said, Michael Douglas, Chairman of the Board of Mountain West Financial, Inc.