The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has announced the nomination of E.J. Burke, EVP and group head of KeyBank Real Estate Capital and Corporate Banking Services, to be its Vice Chair-Elect. Burke will be elected by MBA members at the MBA's 98th Annual Convention, which will be held in October in Chicago. He currently serves as chair of MBA's Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG) and is a member of the MBA Board of Directors. An active member of MBA, Burke has served in a number of leadership positions, including as Chair of MBA's Investors Council. "With more than three decades of experience in the mortgage banking business, E.J. is one of our industry's most thoughtful leaders," said Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Chairman Michael D. Berman, CMB. "As Chair of COMBOG and MBA's Risk Retention Task Force, he is a major force behind new MBA policies designed to deal with the new reality our members face today. His energy and experience will be of tremendous value to MBA and the industry as we rebuild the single family, multifamily and commercial real estate markets." Before assuming responsibility for the entire Real Estate Capital line of business, he served as head of real estate capital markets for Key. Mr. Burke also served as managing director for Key's Commercial Mortgage Division. Prior to joining KeyBank, Burke was president and a founding member of Kansas City-based National Realty Funding LC which was acquired by KeyCorp in 2000. Prior to co-founding National Realty Funding in 1997, Mr. Burke was Program Director for Midland Commercial Funding, a division of Midland Loan Services, LP. Prior to joining Midland in 1993, Burke held various commercial lending positions in Oklahoma City and Kansas City.