Executive Leadership Team
Marc Helm is a 41 year-plus veteran of the financial services and mortgage banking industry. He recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. (RMS). RMS was, under his tenure, one of the largest Ginnie Mae Securitizers, originators and servicers/subservicers in the reverse mortgage industry.
Prior to founding RMS, Mr. Helm served as Managing Director of Mortgage Consultants of America (MCA) following a decade-long stint as Senior Vice President at Washington Mutual (WaMu), where he was responsible for Mortgage Operations.
During his career, Mr. Helm has also served in senior management positions with Bank United (SVP), Barron Financial Group (EVP/CAO), MCA (President/CEO), North American Mortgage (EVP/CAO), and Gibraltar Savings Association (SVP).
Shawn W. Lafferty joined KPMG in 1996 and serves as the Advisory Leader for the Houston Markets. As a Senior Partner, he brings 30 years of experience in building and operating Advisory businesses, improving the company brand, developing national service sets, building delivery teams, recruiting talent and demonstrating leadership through hands-on client service delivery. He has significant account leadership experience and is recognized by clients for addressing business problems and having an entrepreneurial vision.He joined the AHA Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards Executive Leadership Team in 2012 and serves as an active committee member, as well as the 2022 Awards event Co-Chair.
Mr. Lafferty completed his executive education at the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School – KPMG Lead Partner Academy in 2007. Also completed his B.B.A. at Texas A&M University, Mays Business School in Management Information Systems “MIS” in 1990. He is currently serving the Mays Business School Department of Accounting Advisory Council since 2011, and he continues to serve the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students’ Leadership Council since 2012.
RICHARD BLADES WORTHAM INSURANCE
ZACH DAILEY MARATHON OIL CORPORATION
DOUG DAWSON DAWSON FINANCIAL SERVICES
SCOTT DUCOFF CEMEX
STEVE ESTES KPMG, LLP
SCOTT EVANS HOAR CONSTRUCTION
ANNE GENEVIEVE GALLIVAN MARCH OF DIMES
VICKI HOLLUB OCCIDENTAL
MAYNARD HOLT TUDOR, PICKERING, HOLT& CO.
JUSTIN HOMMEL EY
SHAWN LAFFERTY KPMG, LLP
DR. GAYLON MCCOLLOUGH
KEVIL MCDONALD NEXTIER
DANIEL MOORE TURN RIGHT TOOLS
SONDRA RUHMAN ACCENTURE
CINDY TAYLOR OIL STATES INTERNATIONAL
NEIL TOFSKY SENTERRA
WILLIE WOOD MCKOOL SMITH
CARLA DAWSON GOW MEDIA
BRIAN THOMAS WEAVER
American Heart Association Staff Members
KRISTIN LUBY VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT KRISTIN.LUBY@HEART.ORG
JENNY HEINZ SENIOR DIRECTOR, PAUL “BEAR” BRYANT AWARDS JENNY.HEINZ@HEART.ORG