David H. Stevens, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), has announced that Marina Walsh, currently associate vice president of Industry Analysis will be promoted to vice president of industry analysis. Walsh has been a member of MBA’s Research and Economics team since 2000, specializing in industry performance benchmarking for residential lenders and servicers. She is responsible for overseeing MBA’s annual and quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Reports for Independent Mortgage Bankers, the Servicing Operations Study and Forum, the Mortgage Banking Peer Group Survey and Roundtable Program and the Mortgage Banking Compensation Survey Program, among others.
“For more than a decade, Marina has been at the center of our benchmarking and industry analysis efforts, developing and perfecting products that bring great business value to MBA’s members,” said Stevens. “Our members rely on her studies to chart the course for the future of their businesses, and I and others at MBA rely heavily on her studies to provide insight into the business challenges our members face so we can appropriately set our agenda.”
In addition, Walsh conducts MBA workshops on a variety of current business topics of importance to the industry and provides program advisory support for MBA conferences. She also instructs MBA Education webinars and courses and frequently speaks at MBA events and other industry conferences. Her work appears in American Banker, National Mortgage News, Mortgage News Daily, MBA Newslink and Mortgage Banking.