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.
Chair: John Bishop (HI)
Board Liaison
Members: Sabrina Brown (MD), Emily Frazier (NC), Paul Giovanetti (SD), Karen Heede (VA), Adam Johnson (WA), and Rick Posey (CA).

Examination Standards Committee

Purpose: To standardize joint examination processes to include a uniform document request list, a uniform work program, and a uniform ratings system in order to promote consistency among the states in examination procedures and documentation and assessment of examination findings.
Co-Chairs: Karen Heede (VA),  Craig Kaiser (OH),
Board Liaison: 
John Bishop (HI), Charles Hardage (TX), Adam Johnson (WA), 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: Karyn Tierney (AR)
Members: Christopher Pope (MA).

Licensing/Emerging Issues Committee

Purpose: To lead and organize quarterly 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: Charles Moore (WA), Charles.Moore@DFI.WA.GOV
Board Liaison: Ryan Seals (CO)
Core Committee: Bailey Burghart (KS), Karen Heede (VA), Kari Jacobson (WA), Nancy Schreiber (WI) Robert Renuart (AK), Tara Rivet (VT).
Members: All state members participating on the calls.

Licensing Education Subcommittee

Chair: Charles Moore (WA),Charles.Moore@DFI.WA.GOV
Board Liaison: Ingrid White (OH)
Members: Bailey Burghart (KS), Paul Giovanetti (SD), Melissa Knoepfler (MN), Jessica Kowalik (CO), Mark Largent (TX), Edwina Oliveira (HI), Norman Real (ID), Mike Sabula (OH), Nancy Schreiber (WI), Tom Stevens (AK)

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 Kirsten Anderson (OR), Chris Pope (MA), 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: Karyn Tierney (AR)
Members: Chris Pope (MA), Kirsten Anderson (OR)

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: Stephanie White (NC), Ryan Seals (CO).

Other Committees

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 Ingrid White (OH) and Jesse Saucillo (TX).

NMLS Policy Committee is comprised of a representative from each district and from each of the affiliated financial regulatory agencies.  Rick St. Onge (WA) represents MTRA.

CSBS Performance Standards Committee sets the standards for CSBS Accreditation Programs. Rick St. Onge (WA) represents MTRA.

CSBS Education Foundation. Ingrid White (OH) represents MTRA.