Peter J. Benjamin, CMB
Peter J. Benjamin, CMB is the President of the American Credit Union Mortgage Association (ACUMA).
A mortgage professional with 20 years of experience, Benjamin has held various positions throughout the mortgage industry including Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending for Lafayette Federal Credit Union in Rockville, MD. During his time at Lafayette Federal, Benjamin led a high performing mortgage team that exceeded production and budget goals each year, reduced the Credit Union’s cycle times to the industry required timeframes; and improved the credit union’s application pull-through rate.
As an association, Benjamin wants to see ACUMA members continue to foster the collaborative spirit that has made the association so great and work together to support the American Dream of homeownership. He sees ACUMA as a vital education arm that helps Member Credit Unions gain market share in the mortgage industry.
Benjamin plans to grow membership in ACUMA to bring its unique and strong value proposition to more and more credit unions, so they become stronger mortgage lenders and credit unions capture more market share across the country. He plans to engage with the organization’s affiliate members and sponsors to strengthen the partnerships. And finally, he will seek to continue delivering the highest quality education and networking events.
Benjamin holds a Certified Mortgage Banker designation, sits on the Advisory Counsel for a George Washington University School of Business leadership certificate program and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. He spends his personal time with his wife, Danielle, and their three kids. A DC-area native; he enjoys hiking through our National Parks system, brewing in his basement home brewery, and spending quality time with his family.