A Flurry Of Promotions At The MBA

In addition to announcing 14 new member companies this week, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has announced a flurry of promotions, including the promotion of Rick Hill, previously associate vice president of industry technology, to the position of vice president of industry technology.

Hill joined the MBA in 2010 and oversees the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization. He is also responsible for developing the content for the MBA's technology conference and leading all of the association's technology forums and working groups – both residential and commercial/multifamily – as well as managing technology-related content for MBA Education.

Prior to joining the MBA, Hill was the director of data strategy at Fannie Mae, where he was responsible for data standards and best practices, data management including the company's data warehouse, and managing the relationship with regulatory agencies relating to information requirements. Prior to that, he was a senior auditor with Deloitte & Touche.

In addition, Joel Kan has been promoted to associate vice president of industry surveys and forecasts. Kan – previously director of economic forecasting – joined the MBA in 2006. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing the production of the MBA's macroeconomic and housing market forecasts. He will also oversee the production of the MBA's industry surveys, including the Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, the National Delinquency Survey, Builder Applications Survey and Mortgage Credit Availability Index.

Other MBA employees were promoted into the following positions:

  • Annie Gawkowski, associate director of political affairs;
  • Chaya Zahn, associate director of registration;
  • Annie Jacobs, business solutions support specialist; and
  • William Hackney, senior help desk technician.


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