Lender Committee

The Lender committee has been established to provide a forum for lenders only to explore and serve the needs of lenders within the valuation community.

Chair: Michael Moran
Iberia Bank

Mike serves in Enterprise Risk Management leading the Residential Appraisal Program for IBERIABANK’s Consumer Lending & Private Wealth.

Mike served as SunTrust Bank’s Residential Real Estate Valuation Officer with responsibility for overseeing appraisal policy, procedures and products for Mortgage, Consumer Lending & Private Wealth Management from 2015-2017. He also served SunTrust as Residential Valuation Manager from 2010-2015 and as Consumer Chief Appraiser from 2007-2009. He is a 2017 graduate of the SunTrust Leader Academy management program thru Harvard Business.

Mike has served the Steering Committee of the RMA/Risk Management Association’s, Residential Chief Appraiser Round Table, since its inception in 2010.

He was heavily involved in the Peer Bank Forum of Top 10 banks from 2014-2017 and is a Member of the Appraisal Institute, serving on the chapter Board of Directors.

He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.

 Vice-Chair: Crispin Bennett
Apex Appraisal Services

Before joining Apex, Crispin served as Chief Appraiser for Finance of America, a Blackstone company; where he oversaw strategy and management of valuation and collateral underwriting, including residential and commercial products for investment and mortgage lending, and escalation. Crispin also previously held management roles at some of the leading mortgage lending institutions and banks in the country.

​Crispin is a leading industry subject matter expert having held many leadership positions professionally and personally throughout his career at some of the top lending institutions and banks in the country, providing oversight of residential single family and multi-family valuations for mortgage and investment lending, as well as commercial real estate valuations and collateral risk operations, environmental risk operations, and oil and gas collateral oversight.  Crispin has a unique and well-rounded perspective based on his background as a bank executive, independent fee appraiser, collateral risk and compliance specialist, and governance expert.  Crispin is a prominent instructor, and frequent contributor for appraisal and mortgage industry panels, and has served as subject matter expert providing guidance to the Government Accountability Office, GSE’s, Appraisal Regulatory Officials, and other policymakers. He has authored various articles and bulletins for appraisers, mortgage professionals, lenders, and underwriters.