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Committees

Education Steering Committee Purpose: To prepare the Association’s school objectives, and curricula for the operations school, intermediate school, advanced/senior school, licensing school, or any other related school offered to the Member states.
Co-Chairs: Karen Heede (VA) karen.heede@scc.virginia.gov, Stephanie Ryals (NC) sryals@nccob.gov
Members: Christine Birkenmaier (PA); John Bishop (HI); George Etame (NY); Ryan Seals (WY); Karen Tingley (MI)

Emerging Issues Committee
Merged with the Licensing Committee in 2017.

Examination Standards Committee Purpose: The ultimate goal is for all states to use one common examination guide, standardized report and rating system.  The committee will promote best practices and uniform standards.
Chair: Karen Heede, karen.heede@scc.virginia.gov
Members: Christine (Chris) Birkenmaier (PA), John Bishop (HI), Bert Gonzalez (TX), Charles Hardage (TX), Adam Johnson (WA), Oscar Lumen (CA), Rick Posey (CA), Shahid Salehjee (CA), Jesse Saucillo (TX)

Communication Committee Purpose:To promote the effective and timely exchange of information among the states and jurisdictions that have regulatory responsibility for money transmitter businesses.
Chair: Vacant
Members: Robin Lobb (KS), Christopher Pope (MA)

Examination Repository Committee Purpose: Jointly with CSBS, research various methods and technologies that would allow member states to securely store examination reports that can be shared by members. Make all recommendations to the Board.
Not active at the present awaiting software upgrades.

Licensing/Emerging Issues Committee Purpose: To lead and organize bi-monthly calls to member states with discussions on various licensing issues. Can include calls on transition to NMLS licensing system. The committee’s charge may include developing best practice application standards. As needed, this committee also discusses unlicensed activity or processes, new and unfamiliar industry practices or any new industry trend.
These calls are confidential.  Only members who have signed the MTRA Cooperative Agreement are invited to join the calls and to place companies to discuss on the agenda.
Chair: Nicholas Nepveu, nicholas.nepveu@state.ma.us; Board Member: Chris Pope,  christopher.pope@state.ma.us

Core Committee: Phyllis Berry (VT), Xazel Garcia (TX), Kari Jacobson (WA), Lorenda Lillard (WA), Yvonne Little (AK), Robin Lobb (KS), Nancy Schreiber (WI), Patrice Walsh (AK), Dawn Woolery (WA)
Members: All state members participating on the calls.

Finance/Audit Committee Purpose: To prepare the association’s budget, recommend an outside auditor and review the annual audit. Make all recommendations to the Board. Committee will consist of Board members only, including the Treasurer.  The Treasurer chairs the Committee.
Board Members: Treasurer Joseph Rooney (MD), Karen Heede (VA), Ryan Seals (WY), Karyn Tierney (AR).

Nominating Committee Purpose: To search for candidates when there are vacancies on the Board of Directors and to nominate directors bi-annually for election. Make all recommendations to the Board. This committee shall have three members per the Bylaws. Committee will consist of Board members only.
Chair: Karen Heede, karen.heede@scc.virginia.gov
Board Members: Chris Pope (MA, Joe Rooney (MD).

Scholarship Committee (Nanette Smith Memorial Training Scholarships) Purpose: To develop scholarship criteria and required qualifications; review scholarship applications and recommend candidates to the Board. Committee will consist of Board members only. Board Members: Joseph Rooney (MD), Stephanie Ryals (NC), Ryan Seals (WY).

Multi-State MSB Examination Taskforce (MMET) is the state representative body charged with coordinating and facilitating multi-state supervision of money services businesses (MSBs). More information can be found here.

State Coordinating Committee (SCC) is comprised of two representatives from each of the six state financial regulatory associations (AARMR, CSBS, MTRA, NACCA,
NACARA and NASCUS. MTRA is represented by George Corda (NY).