MBA Names Brinkmann Chief EconomistMortgagePress.comMBA, Jay Brinkmann, Fannie Mae
The Mortgage Bankers Association today announced that Jay
Brinkmann has been named the organization's Chief Economist and
Senior Vice President for Research and Economics. Brinkmann has
been with the MBA since 2001 and has served as the organization's
Vice President of Research for most of that period.
"When the position first became vacant last March, Jay suggested
we conduct a national search to find an ideal candidate," said John
A. Courson, MBA's Chief Operating Officer. "After months of
interviewing many well-qualified candidates, it became apparent
that the best candidate already worked at MBA and we approached Jay
to take the job."
"Jay brings a unique set of qualifications to the position that
will serve the mortgage industry well," continued Courson. "Beyond
having a firm grasp of the fundamental drivers of the economy and
the real estate industry, both single-family and
commercial/multifamily, Jay has an intimate knowledge of mortgage
company business operations and business models. And perhaps most
importantly, Jay's background in finance brings a capital markets
perspective to the position that will be invaluable to the industry
as we work through the challenges now facing the secondary
Prior to joining the MBA, Brinkmann worked for Fannie Mae in the
portfolio strategy and credit pricing areas. He was previously on
the business school faculty of the University of Houston where he
specialized in the regulation of financial institutions and
teaching commercial bank management after having worked in the
commercial lending division of Premier National Bank in Louisiana.
He also served as the Deputy of Chief of Staff for Louisiana
Governor David C. Treen and was Treen's press secretary during
Treen's years in the House of Representatives.
Brinkmann holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Purdue University, an
MBA from Tulane University and an undergraduate degree from The
George Washington University. He is a native of New Orleans and he
and his wife Nancy currently reside in Virginia.
For additional information, visit MBA's Web site: www.mortgagebankers.org.