John A. Courson, president and chief executive officer of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), has announced the appointment of Richard (Rick) J. Hill as associate vice president of industry technology. In this role, Rick will be responsible for MBA's industry technology efforts, including supporting MBA's oversight of its subsidiary, the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization Inc. (MISMO), as well as the technology content of MBA conferences. Hill also will work directly with MBA's commercial and residential technology committees and the research and government affairs staff on technology and data quality issues impacting the real estate finance industry.
"Rick has spent more than two decades working on data quality, data standards, and business solutions for the companies he has worked for. We are extremely pleased that Rick is now going to help our industry on these same issues. His detailed knowledge of technology, data standards, and business processes will prove invaluable to MBA," said Courson. "I look forward to the many valuable contributions Rick will make on behalf of MBA, our members and this dynamic industry."
Before joining MBA, Rick was the managing director of iNovate Solutions, a Herndon, Va.-based business and technology consulting firm. He also was director of data strategy at Fannie Mae from 1989-2009. While there, he managed a variety of projects, including the data requirements teams that rewrote the mortgage lender's major operational systems. In the 1980s, Rick held auditor positions at Deloitte and Touche, and Tarica and Company.
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