The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has announced the promotions of two employees to associate vice president and three employees to director. The two new associate vice presidents are Shelley Reback and Michael Sorohan. The three new directors are Teressa Jefferies, Masuda Ranjber and Alicia Roundy. Reback, previously associate counsel, assists the chief legal officer within the association and analyzes the legal posture and interests of the association and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining MBA, Reback was the general counsel and VP of HR for Best Software Inc. In her new role as associate vice president and deputy general counsel, Reback will be responsible for contract development and review and for the protection of the association's intellectual property. She will also counsel MBA staff to help ensure the legal rights of the association are protected. "Shelley's accurate and thorough review of MBA's legal documents and agreements has proven a critical component to ensuring a smooth business process," said John A. Courson, MBA's president and chief executive officer. "Her commitment to maintaining MBA's integrity is unparalleled and we are fortunate to benefit from Shelley's expertise." Sorohan, previously director of electronic communications, reports, edits and manages MBA's electronic publication, NewsLink. Prior to joining MBA, Sorohan was the Capitol Hill reporter for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's member newspaper, Electric Co-op Today, where he covered the Senate Energy Committee and the House Commerce Committee. In his new role as associate vice president and editor-in-chief of electronic publications, Sorohan will direct and manage MBA online publications to inform and update members, MBA staff and other stakeholders about public policy issues and breaking news impacting residential and commercial real estate finance. "Mike's dedication to accurate coverage of the mortgage industry has been immensely valuable to our members and the overall industry," said Courson. "His ongoing commitment to thorough and timely reporting has helped make NewsLink the industry's leading resource for daily online news." Jefferies, previously marketing manager, develops and implements marketing plans for MBA products, events and services. Prior to joining MBA, Jefferies was a marketing account executive for Textilease Corporation where she was responsible for creating innovative, business-to-business marketing strategies. In her new role as marketing Director, Jefferies will develop marketing communications strategies, materials and budgets and manage day to day activities of the marketing staff. She will also serve as lead marketer on three of MBA's five major conferences, as well as additional, smaller conferences. Ranjber, previously manger of meetings, oversees the event registration, exhibit and sponsorship application processing, and order processing and key administrative functions for MBA events. Prior to joining MBA, Ranjber was the manager of conferences & meetings for the United States Telecom Association where she managed logistics for the association's annual convention and other conferences and workshops. In her new role as director of meetings, Ranjber will be responsible for the overall supervision of the registration staff and ensuring that all logistical administrative processes involved within the registration division are performed timely, accurately, and efficiently. She is also responsible for the overall supervision of CampusMBA customer service related to orders, event registration, purchase, and course content. Roundy, previously marketing manager, develops and implements marketing plans for MBA products, events and services. Prior to joining MBA, Roundy worked as the eCommerce Manager at the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) where she was responsible for the development and marketing of their Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) suite of education products and services. She was also the editor of their monthly newsletter. In her new role as Marketing Director, Roundy will be responsible for developing marketing communications strategies, materials and budgets and will supervise the marketing representatives. She will also develop marketing analysis reports to determine campaign effectiveness and make recommendations for improvement. For more information, visit www.mortgagebankers.org.