The Alliance is governed by a system of organizational checks and balances.  We have an elected corporate Board of Directors over the 501(c)6 organization, Elected Officers and a Chapter Delegate Board to lead the National Membership Program, and a Corporate Advisory Board to provide industry insight.  Additionally, we are proud to employ a staff dedicated to the management of the organization. 

This structure is unlike any LGBTQ+ organization in the industry. 

Elected National Officers 

National Membership Program

John Thorpe
National President + Chair of the Board

Dave Gervase
2021 President-Elect

Alex Cruz
National Vice President

Anita Blue
2021 National Vice President-Elect

Patrick Ruble
National Secretary 

Tommie Wehrle
2021 National Secretary-Elect 

Scott Armstrong
National Treasurer

Rodney Mason
2021 National Treasurer-Elect

Tim Garvey

Alliance Resource Groups (ARGs)

International Ambassadors 
Guy Parker, Chair

PRISM: Professionals of Color
Derek Lee, Chair

Veteran & Military Advisory Group
Togasii Peko, Chair

Women’s Network
Middy Matthews + Jenni Welch, Co-Chairs

Chapter Delegate Board (CDB)

The Chapter Delegate Board is composed of Delegates from all governance regions of the Alliance, as well as the national Officers of the Alliance.  The National President also chairs the CDB.  Delegates can be located on the National Chapter Program page.


Non-Profit Board of Directors

Sean Frank 

Jackie Garber

Austin Rowe

Val Scinto

Octavius Smiley-Humphries

Feroza Syed

Kenya Burrell

John Thorpe

Ryan Weyandt

Monty Smith


Ryan Weyandt
Chief Executive Officer

Mary Mancera
VP, Industry Relations

David Siroty
VP, Communications + PR

Pip Franke
Executive Program Assistant


Commercial Advisory Council

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council
Octavius Smiley-Humphires, Co-Chair

Kimberly Davis, Co-Chair

Mortgage Advisory Council
Kimber White + Valerie Saunders, Co-Chairs

Policy + Advocacy Council
Christopher SurannaTim Garvey, Co-Chairs



Thank You

The organization was conceptualized by and created at the direction of a 53-person Steering Committee, led by an 11-person Executive Board headed by Chairperson Ryan Weyandt. Ryan was nominated and elected to this role by the members of the Steering Committee.

Together, these volunteers combined their passion, knowledge and expertise to guide the development of critical assets including bylaws, mission + vision statements, a website, naming, branding, and chapter development. 

We also greatly appreciate the financial support of our Founding Contributors who helped fund the establishment of our organization. Without these individuals, our organization would not be where it is today.

Listed alphabetically by first name.


Alex Cruz

Joshua Baumgardner

Amelia Robinette

Julie Nelson

Amy Adams

Kenneth Osborn

Anthony Hitt

Kimber and Grady White

Anthony Vulin

Lauren Feher

Brandon Jordan

Lydiana Navarro

Brian Maguire

Marcus Saitschenko

Brian Tiffany

Mark S. Rosenberg

Bruce Williams

Martin Scott

Christopher Suranna

Mary Mancera

Chuck Garrett

Michael Jewer

Darryl Hunt

Michael Tessaro

Dave Gervase

Michael Ussery

David Ferrando

Mj Moss

Dennis Gorman

Monty D Smith

Ellen Grubert

Nada Djomehri

Eric Axelson

Octavius Smiley-Humphries

Eric Wyse

Portia Ryan

Erin Morrison

Rodney Mason

Geoff Hamill

Ron Crouse

Guy Parker

Ryan Weyandt

Jackie Garber

Sandy & Jeff Naragon

Jay Feldman

Scott Poe

Jeffrey Lines

Shannon Brien

Jeff Little

Skip Kirst

Jen Haggard

Spencer L Eiseman

Jim Meyer

Timothy Garvey

John Harper

Tracie Mayo

John Thorpe

Valeria Scinto

John Westfall-Kwong

Zachary Krasman

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