Mark Chalifour, Vice President, Residential Mortgage Sales for New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB) was inducted at the New England Mortgage Bankers Hall of Fame on September 15, 2017, at its annual conference in Newport, Rhode Island.
Hall of fame induction is the highest honor for New England mortgage banking professionals, and is bestowed peer-to-peer. It highlights the outstanding contributions inductees have made to the New England mortgage banking industry as well as the communities they serve. Each New England state selects two inductees to the Hall who have made an outstanding impact in the mortgage industry. Chalifour is one of two industry professionals chosen to represent New Hampshire.
At NHMB, Chalifour is responsible for residential and mortgage sales for Merrimack County Savings Bank and Meredith Village Savings Bank. NHMB is a mutual holding company that was formed when two New Hampshire-based community banks, Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack) and Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB), formally affiliated – the first relationship of its kind in New Hampshire. This strategic partnership has positioned the Banks to leverage each other’s strengths as they work together to advance a shared vision of maintaining and enhancing their community banking standards and values. MillRiver Wealth Management joined as a third subsidiary of NHMB in 2015, combining the financial advisory divisions of the Merrimack and MVSB.
Prior to his role at NHMB, Chalifour was Vice President at Merrimack Title Company. He has also been long involved with the Mortgage Bankers and Brokers Association of NH, previously serving as its President and currently serving as its Treasurer. In 2008 Chalifour received the organization’s Excellence Award for his unwavering commitment to the association and the mortgage finance industry.
“I’m humbled to be inducted into this year’s hall of fame,” said Chalifour. “I dedicate this incredible honor to the wonderful lenders and colleagues I’ve worked with over the years. All the success I’ve ever experienced is directly attributed to a remarkable team effort from co-workers who are both customer-facing and behind the scenes.”
“I congratulate Mark on this prestigious award,” said Carol Bickford, Senior Vice President, Retail Lending. “Mark’s leadership, expertise and capacity to build relationships have been an incredible asset to our mortgage department and organization as a whole.”
The New England Mortgage Bankers Conference (NEMBC) is an annual three-day event organized and sponsored by the Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association (MMBA). Founded in 1976, the MMBA is the largest mortgage association in New England, and is recognized as one of the most successful in the country. The MMBA leads the mortgage industry through continued business development, which supports homeownership, and achieves its mission through education on public policy and advocating for the highest ethical standards in business practices. Members include mortgage professionals from depository institutions, mortgage companies and wholesalers. Affiliate members represent providers to the mortgage industry, including title, credit, appraisal, insurance, technology, legal, accounting and consulting. For more information, visit massmba.com.