I have known the executives that have managed MHI from Jerry Connors to Dick Jennison and they have all done a great job in different ways but they have also been criticized throughout their tenures. It is a difficult task uniting and working with all segments of the MH industry which have so many individualists.
MHI has been and is the only national MH association sustaining MH financing divisions. MH money institution masterminds are allowed to join, serve, speak and run for seats on the board.
It is a democracy that allows MHI management to hear from the best of our financial leaders.
So when I hear that MHI execs are failing their mission, it appears unwarranted, as they get all of their financial leadership and information from an accord of the best Pros in MH Finance.
We have had many MH lenders who have come and gone – from Security Pacific, All Valley Acceptance, GreenTree, Washington Mutual, Bombardier, Chase and Origen to mention a few – and MHI continues to be the go-to group to join, because they are the most knowledgeable, trustworthy and the hardest working national MH association.
It is stated that MHI is controlled by a few companies which make up 70% of the MH business, but thank God that they and other smaller companies are doing business as we need them all.
MHI execs and staff are allowed to make mistakes, as (do) you and I, but they should be markedly thanked for enduring negatives from naysayers and thus continue on with doing their capable work. ##
2016 RVMH Hall of Fame Spirit Award Winner
Editor’s Notes: Click here see A Cup (err…glass) of Beer with…Barry Cole.
Barry – a respected industry colleague and a gentleman whom I consider an industry friend, is writing in response to critiques here on MHProNews, see the example story linked here. For what its worth, from my perspective, Barry is modest as well as gentle, humorous and writes quite well indeed.
Other perspectives are welcome on this or other related industry topics. Does Barry refute the points made in the link above, or is this Op-Ed from him more of a feel-good for his supporters in Arlington, VA?
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