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MBA hires Len Wolfson as director of legislative affairs

National Mortgage Professional
Mar 24, 2014

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John A. Courson, chief operating officer of the Mortgage Bankers Association, has announced that the hiring of Len Wolfson as director of legislative affairs. In this role, Wolfson will be a member MBA's lobbying team on Capitol Hill working with Members of the House of Representatives and Senate on issues important to MBA's members. He will report to Francis Creighton, MBA's vice president and chief lobbyist.

"We are very fortunate to be able to add Len's expertise to MBA's lobbying team," said Courson. "Len brings with him more than a decade of experience working on the Hill and in the Administration on issues related to housing and mortgage finance."

Wolfson comes to MBA from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) where he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations. In that role he was responsible for advancing the Bush Administration's legislative agenda in the House and Senate, including FHA modernization, GSE oversight reform, RESPA reform, and budget and appropriations. He was also responsible for preparing witnesses and coordinating all aspects of the Department's Congressional testimony.

"We have worked with Len both at HUD and on the Hill," added Steve O'Connor, MBA's senior vice president of government affairs. "He knows our issues, knows his way around Capitol Hlll and is passionate about the housing industry. He will be a great asset to MBA's lobbying team."

Prior to HUD, Wolfson worked as Northwest Pennsylvania Field Director for Bush Cheney '04. Wolfson began his career in Washington working for U.S. Representative 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.

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Mar 24, 2014