During our recent TMC Reunited conference in California, the TMC's Lender-led Board of Directors met and officially voted in Eric Burgoon, Chief Lending Officer at Lake Michigan Credit Union, as a new member.
“As one of TMC’s earliest members and the long-time Chief Lending Officer for one of America’s larger credit unions, Eric is incredibly well positioned to add a lot of value to our Board of Directors as we continue to add great credit union lender members to the TMC family nationally," said Rich Swerbinsky, COO and President of TMC. We agree that Eric is a fabulous new addition to an already well-rounded board.
We asked Eric to answer a few questions about his favorite things and what he's most excited about in his new role on TMC's board.
What’s your favorite food?
Would have to be Gino’s East pizza, but can only do 1, maybe 2 pieces anymore!
Where’s your favorite place to be?
On my pickleball court with all my kids and their spouses.
What is the best part of your job?
Seeing great people be successful. I like to be in the background setting the structure, products, pricing and culture to help them succeed.
How did you first become involved with TMC?
About 5 – 6 years ago. I’ve known Rich longer and knew TMC would be very successful with him in a key leadership role and it certainly has rapidly become the most practical and valuable association in the mortgage industry.
Tell us something about yourself that we don’t know.
While in college I worked for a professor and got to spend two summers on Mount Rainier in Washington and in Juneau, Alaska. I’ve actually have a credit on a paper published in The Journal of Glaciology. And I got to climb Mount Rainier for fun!
What are you most excited about as a new board member?
The opportunity to work with Jim, Rich and all the Board members to bring more credit unions into the TMC family. I have always been appreciative of being associated and learning from the great independent mortgage bankers and community banks that are a part of TMC, and now I get the chance to share that with other credit unions.