The 35th Annual Business Meeting & Education Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico in June 2015.
Who we are....
The American Escrow Association (AEA) is the national association of real estate settlement agents. On the national level, AEA is proactive on behalf of professionals conducting all types of settlement practices throughout the United States. Our goals are to further the knowledge and professionalism of the settlement agent through education and to, also, educate and advise decision makers at the national level on issues of consequence to the settlement industry, as a whole.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to our returning and new members of the American Escrow Association. It is a privilege and an incredible honor to begin my term as president. AEA holds a special place in my heart. Our association is comprised of a network of members in various states and I encourage each of you to maximize the value of your membership. Through networking with trade associations, elected officials as well as with coalition forces AEA makes certain the voices of the settlement agents are heard.
Our theme this year is Focus on The Future and we began our fiscal 2014-2015 year in Gettysburg Pennsylvania to plan for the year. While there we established committees, the association budget, mentorship and our goals. We also passed a resolution which you can learn more about in the AEA Board article. This year will be an industry impacting year, especially regulatory by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). They will continue to issue industry guidance and as usual, AEA will be right there to provide our membership with the most up to date information. Other matters to expect updates on will be eClosings and the settlement cost booklet. I hope you are as excited as I am about this year and that you help us continue our tradition of success.
The strength of our association is based on the level of involvement by our members. With that in mind, I invite you to e-mail (President@a-e-a.org) me to share any ideas, thoughts or feedback. I also invite you to stay updated on the happenings of our association including our educational webinars by visiting our website, (www.a-e-a.org). Thank you for your continued support and I hope to be hearing from you!