John A. Courson, president and chief executive officer of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), has announced the appointment of Kathy Marquardt as associate vice president of commercial servicing and council coordinator, effective Aug. 9, 2010. In this role, Marquardt will serve as MBA's expert on commercial real estate loan servicing issues. In addition, she will coordinate all commercial business activities, including programs and industry standards efforts and manage all activities related to the Commercial business councils of the Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG). She will report to MBA's Senior Vice President of Commercial/Multifamily Gail Cardwell. "Kathy is a seasoned real estate finance professional whose experience spans more than 20 years in the commercial/multifamily industry. Her knowledge of commercial servicing issues will prove to be an invaluable asset to the organization as we move forward with key commercial issues," said Courson. "I look forward to the many contributions Kathy will make on behalf of MBA, our members and this industry." Marquardt is joining MBA from KM Consulting, where she designed and assisted in the implementation of strategies for companies to enhance their commercial servicing operations. Previously, Marquardt was with GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corporation, where for 11 years she worked in a variety of senior positions including most recently as senior vice president and managing director of servicing operations. In these roles, Marquardt managed GMAC's servicing operational units and the wholesale acquisitions unit and served as the primary industry relations representative. Marquardt holds an MBA from Texas A&M University and a bachelor's degree from University of Connecticut. For more information, visit www.mortgagebankers.org.
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