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National Mortgage Professional
Oct 13, 2008

David G. Kittle, CMB elected 2009 MBA chairmanMortgagePress.comMBA, David G. Kittle, Robert E. Story Jr., Michael D. Berman, CMBs, Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, Foreclosure Prevention Resource Center The Mortgage Bankers Association has announced the election of David G. Kittle, CMB, executive vice president of Vision Mortgage Capital, as the 2009 chairman of MBA at the association's 95th Annual Convention & Expo in San Francisco. Robert E. Story, Jr., CMB, president of Seattle Financial Group, was named chairman-elect of MBA, while Michael D. Berman, CMB, president of CWCapital, was named vice chairman. All three officers are Certified Mortgage Bankers (CMBs) and will serve for the 2008-2009 membership year. Kittle's agenda on behalf of the real estate finance industry will focus on the association's legislative and regulatory goals, including supporting and ensuring effective implementation of the many initiatives within the "Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA)" and continued support of a uniform national federal standard to combat abusive lending. Under Kittle's leadership, MBA will also continue to reach out to consumers via its consumer education Web site, Home Loan Learning Center at www.homeloanlearningcenter.com, which features the Foreclosure Prevention Resource Center in which borrowers who are having trouble making their payments can learn more about their options. The site also provides useful information and guidance for senior citizens interested in learning if a reverse mortgage is right for their situation through the Reverse Mortgage Resource Center. "I am honored to serve our industry as MBA's 2009 Chairman," said David G. Kittle, CMB. "During this time of great change, I look forward to working with MBA's members, board of directors and its dedicated staff to continue to ensure the association remains on the forefront of the major issues facing us today and in the future so our industry can continue to help deserving Americans realize the dream of homeownership." David G. Kittle, CMB, Chairman David is executive vice president of Vision Mortgage Capital. Previously, he served as president of Principle Wholesale Lending, based in Louisville, Ky. He served as chair of the MBA's political action committee (MORPAC) for two years, Vice Chair of the Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG), and as a member of MBA's Advisory Committee. He is also a past president of both the Louisville and the Kentucky MBAs and has served as Chairman of the Ethics & Standards of Practice Committee for the MBA of Louisville. He is involved in various other real estate finance industry organizations, including the Home Builders Association of Louisville. Robert E. Story, Jr., CMB, Chairman-Elect Robert is president of Seattle Financial Group in Seattle, Wash. He has been an active member of the MBA for over two decades and currently serves on its Board of Directors. He is also a former Chairman of MBA's Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG). He has also served as President of the Washington Mortgage Lenders Association and on several MBA committees including MORPAC, MBA's political action committee. Rob is a graduate of MBA's Future Leaders Program. Michael D. Berman, CMB, Vice Chairman Michael is a founder and principal of CWFinancial Services of Needham, Mass. and serves as the company's chief operating officer. He is also the president of CWCapital, the company's multifamily and commercial lending subsidiary. Berman currently serves on MBA's Board of Directors, Commercial/Multifamily Board of Governors (COMBOG) and the 2008 Fannie Mae DUS Advisory Council. He also served on MBA's Audit Committee and chaired the Strategic Planning Committee in 2007 and served on MBA's Council to Shape Change in 2006. For more information, visit www.mortgagebankers.org.
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