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
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
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
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
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