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David H. Stevens, president and chief executive officer of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), has announced the appointment of Lisa J. Haynes as chief financial officer. Haynes joins MBA from Fannie Mae, where she was most recently vice president for operational accounting. Haynes is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years of finance, accounting, planning and leadership experience, with a focused expertise on budgeting, expense management, forecasting and cash flow projections.
"Lisa knows finance and accounting, and she knows the real estate finance business, so she is a perfect fit for MBA,” said Stevens. “She has a wide range of expertise, including strategic planning and execution, which will make her a critical member of MBA’s senior leadership team.”
As MBA’s chief financial officer, Haynes will provide executive level leadership and management of the Association’s accounting and financial functions, including setting the policies, procedures, strategies and practices for these functions. She will advise Stevens and MBA’s senior leadership team with respect to financial reporting, financial stability and liquidity and financial growth.
Prior to her most recent role, Haynes served Fannie Mae as vice president for finance–finance transformation, vice president of financial planning and analysis, and several director-level positions in accounting and financial analysis. Before that, she established her own consulting firm specializing in finance and accounting for non-profits and small businesses and worked for John Hancock Financial Services and The Boston Private Industry Council.
A certified public accountant, Haynes graduated from Bentley College in Waltham, Mass. with a BS in accounting. She also earned her master of business administration from Boston University Graduate School of Management.