Tammy Arrigo* is the firm’s Chief Licensing Manager, based out of the New Orleans office. Tammy founded and oversees the firm’s licensing team located within the firm’s Albany, Cleveland, and New Orleans offices. She handles licensing project management matters and is very knowledgeable with the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS). Tammy has more than 35 years of experience in consumer finance licensing, compliance, and examinations for multiple license types, including but not limited to residential and commercial mortgage lending, servicing and brokering, commercial lending, consumer lending, brokering and servicing, debt collection, money transmitter, escrow, and sales finance licensing.
Tammy assisted clients with the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE Act)’s impact on licensing. She has spearheaded many 50+ state projects, including but not limited to complex ownership and management changes as well as overseeing the transition of over 1,000 bank employees converting to state-licensed mortgage loan originators. She is well versed in branch licenses for multiple license types. She has developed a renewal and reporting process to assist clients with maintaining their licenses. In addition to state regulatory licensing, Tammy has assisted clients in obtained Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) approvals with Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Veterans Affairs (VA), Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA or Ginne Mae), Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae. Due to her many years of experience, she has guided and strategized with new start-up companies to companies that have operated for many years relating to licensing and examinations.
Tammy is a problem solver and deals with clients and regulatory agencies in difficult licensing and examination matters. She has also managed large compliance projects in connection with state retail installment contract and loan document production.
For many years, Tammy has attended the NMLS Annual Conference, the American Financial Services Association State Government Affairs and Law Committee Meetings, and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators Annual Regulatory Conference. Through her attendance at these conferences as well as daily contact with state regulatory agencies, she has developed productive relationships in the licensing area as well as the examination and consumer finance compliance areas. She has also been involved with the Conference of State Bank Supervisors attending working discussion meetings on various NMLS topics.
* Disclaimer: Tammy is not licensed for or admitted to the practice of law.