David H. Stevens, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), has announced the promotion of three current staffers from director to associate vice president. Brad Cheney, MBA’s lobbyist focusing primarily on Democrat members of the U.S. Senate, joined MBA in November, 2009 from the office of Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), where he served as chief of staff. Previously, Cheney was senior government relations associate for The Glover Park Group and before that worked as assistant to the chief of staff and systems administrator for the Office of Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY). Cheney received a B.A. degree in Political Science from the American University and earned his Master of Arts in Political Management from The George Washington University.
Heather Messam, CPA joined MBA’s Accounting and Finance group as a senior accountant in January, 2001 from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, where she had been a finance specialist and senior accountant. At MBA, she was promoted to manager in 2003 and controller in 2008. She has a BS degree in accounting from the University of Maryland, University College and BS degree in Business Education from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Len Wolfson, MBA’s lobbyist focusing primarily on Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, joined MBA in November, 2008 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) where he served as deputy assistant secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations. Prior to HUD, Wolfson worked as northwest Pennsylvania field director for Bush-Cheney ’04. Wolfson began his career in Washington working for U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT), where he served a number of roles, including as the congressman’s legislative director. A native of Stamford, Conn., Wolfson earned his BA in Political Science and History at the University of Connecticut.