Executive Leadership Team

Event Co-Chairs

H Marc Helm photo

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 Lafferty photo

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.

Leadership Committee

RICHARD BLADES WORTHAM INSURANCE

ZACH DAILEY MARATHON OIL CORPORATION

DOUG DAWSON DAWSON FINANCIAL SERVICES

CARLA DAWSON

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