MBA Taps Tallman Johnson as AVP of Legislative Affairs

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Tallman Johnson has joined the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) as associate vice president of legislative affairs.

Johnson is joining the MBA from Capitol Hill, where he has spent the majority of his entire professional career.

Among his various roles, he has served as a professional staff member for the House Committee on Financial Services. Prior to that, he was one of the primary policy advisors to the Chairman of that panel’s Housing Subcommittee.

Additionally, Johnson has worked as a senior legislative officer in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


In his new role with the MBA, Johnson will be responsible for advocating on behalf of MBA’s legislative and policy priorities on Capitol Hill, with a primary focus on Republican members of the U.S. Senate.

“Tallman has a strong understanding of real estate finance issues, significant experience at the committee staff level, and a sterling reputation on Capitol Hill. Our members will be well served by his knowledge and familiarity of the legislative and public policy process,” says Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, president and CEO of the MBA, in a statement.

“I have known and worked closely with Tallman for years, which is why I am so confident that his skill and proficiency with the issues impacting our industry will make him a strong member of our team,” adds Bill Killmer, chief lobbyist and senior vice president of legislative and political affairs at the MBA.

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