A 30 year veteran of the mortgage industry and a graduate of the University of Memphis, West has served in a variety of capacities including production, underwriting, quality control, internal audit, compliance, servicing, and portfolio analysis. West is an FHA Direct Endorsement Underwriter and VA SAR – Automatic Underwriter. He is also an expert in FNMA/FHLMC underwriting and lender requirements. West consults regularly on both legislative and regulatory issues at the national level. He is an active member of the Mortgage Bankers Association and has served on a number of committees. He holds the Certified Mortgage Banker designation (CMB) from the Mortgage Bankers Association of America.