MBA announces nomination of Debra W. Still as vice chair-elect
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has announced the nomination of Debra W. Still, CMB, president and chief executive officer of Pulte Home Loans, to be its vice chair elect. Still will be elected by MBA members at the Association's 97th Annual Convention, which will be held in October in Atlanta. Still currently serves as chair of MBA's Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG) and is a member of the MBA Board of Directors. As an active MBA member for more than a decade, Still has also served on MBA's Strategic Planning Committee and was Chair of the MBA Forward Task Force, as well as a member of MBA's Loan Origination Task Force, Affordable Housing Committee and the Secondary and Capital Markets Committee. "Deb has been one of our industry's most forward looking leaders as the mortgage banking business has gone through this period of unprecedented change," said MBA Chairman Robert E. Story, Jr., CMB. "As the Chair of RESBOG, she has been the leading voice behind a number of new MBA policies designed to deal with the new reality all our members face today. She brings fresh ideas, a new perspective and a leader's mentality, exactly what the industry needs as we rebuild the single family, multifamily and commercial real estate markets." Still has more than three decades of experience in the mortgage industry. She joined Pulte Mortgage in 1983 as vice president/branch manager for the Maryland Division and, subsequently, held that position with the Dallas/Ft. Worth division. In June 1997, she was promoted to executive vice president, production and in October of that year was appointed to the Pulte Mortgage board of directors and was named corporate secretary. In 1999, she became chief operating officer and in August 2004 was appointed president and chief executive officer. Still's nomination was announced at MBA's Presidents Conference, which is held each June. For more information, visit www.mortgagebankers.org.