Lynn M. Fisher has joined the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) as vice president (VP) of research and economics, and Lisa J. Haynes has joined the association as chief financial officer.
Fisher comes to the MBA from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina, where she served as associate professor of real estate and the David D. and Carol Ann Flanagan Scholar.
Fisher will also serve as the executive director of the MBA's Research Institute for Housing America, the association's 503(c)(3) dedicated to encouraging and aiding the pursuit of knowledge of mortgage markets and real estate finance, through grants and sponsored research, to distinguished scholars, educational institutions, research facilities and government organizations.
At the Kenan-Flagler School, Fisher's research focused primarily on homeownership, mortgage financing and development. Her academic work has been featured in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, The Journal of Urban Economics, Real Estate Economics, and The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.
Fisher formerly served on the faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Center for Real Estate (CRE), where she was director of the MIT/CRE Housing Affordability Initiative.
Haynes joins the MBA from Fannie Mae, where she was most recently VP for operational accounting. Prior to that, she worked for Fannie Mae as VP for finance – finance transformation; VP of financial planning and analysis; and several director-level positions in accounting and financial analysis.
Before that, she established her own consulting firm specializing in finance and accounting for nonprofits and small businesses and worked for John Hancock Financial Services and The Boston Private Industry Council.Â
In her new role, Haynes will provide executive level leadership and management of the association's accounting and financial functions, including setting the policies, procedures, strategies and practices for these functions. She will advise the MBA's senior leadership team with respect to financial reporting, financial stability and liquidity, and financial growth.