MBA Names Patrick “P.J.” Harrigan Mortgage Action Alliance Steering Committee Chair
Patrick “P.J.” Harrigan, CMB of Franklin American Mortgage Company has been named the chairman of the Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA) Steering Committee, the grassroots advocacy affiliate of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Harrigan is Franklin American’s regional account manager covering mortgage bankers, credit unions and banks located in Arizona, Wyoming, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada. “P.J.’s hard work and dedication has always been an asset to us and now his leadership is needed more than ever,” said MBA Chairman Michael D. Berman, CMB. “The mortgage finance industry is facing some serious challenges and P.J.’s presence is reassuring to me and MBA members across the country.” The Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA) is a voluntary, non-partisan and free nationwide grassroots lobbying network of real-estate finance industry professionals. It is dedicated to strengthening the industry’s voice and lobbying power in Washington, D.C., and state capitals across America. “It’s honor to be named chairman of the committee at such an important time for the industry. It’s also a position that I take very seriously,” Harrigan said. “Now more than ever, the industry needs to engage its stakeholders and employees in the advocacy process in Washington and state legislatures.” Before joining Franklin American in September 2007, Harrigan was western divisional president for the correspondent services division of IndyMac Bank FSB. In this role, Harrigan had sales responsibility for correspondent sales in 25 Western states. Prior to joining IndyMac, Harrigan spent more than 17 years at Principal Residential Mortgage Inc. A native of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Harrigan earned his undergraduate degree at Iowa State University and his master’s degree in public administration from Drake University. He is a Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB), a graduate of MBA’s School of Mortgage Banking and is a member of its Future Leaders Program’s Class of 2001. In addition to the Mortgage Action Alliance, Harrigan is a member of MBA’s MORPAC and Loan Production Committee. He lives with his family in Scottsdale, Ariz. For more information, visit www.mortgagebankers.org.