Today, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) presented its annual Ken Markison Legacy Achievement Award to Michael Eising, CMB, CMCP, vice president and mortgage compliance manager at Merchants Bank of Indiana. The award was announced at MBA's Compliance and Risk Management Conference and recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in pursuit of the certified mortgage compliance professional (CMCP) certificate and designation program.
"Michael has shown an unwavering commitment to ensuring compliance and regulatory excellence during his three-plus decades in the mortgage industry and has clearly demonstrated a commitment to professional development and industry education,” said Bob Broeksmit, CMB, MBA's president and CEO. “He is an expert and trusted advisor within the compliance community, and I am honored to present him with this year’s Ken Markison Legacy Achievement Award.”
Eising has more than 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry, specializing in compliance and regulatory frameworks. He has been a key contributor to educational content in the field, having authored Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) licensing courses for more than a decade. As vice president and mortgage compliance manager at Merchants Bank of Indiana, Eising is charged with the governance of regulatory initiatives and steering the bank's mortgage operations into full alignment with both federal and state legal mandates. His responsibilities extend to ensuring compliance across retail and correspondent originations, operations, and loan servicing divisions within the bank.
The award was established in the name of Ken Markison following his retirement from MBA in 2017. While at MBA, Markison was in the vanguard of educating members and was the principal architect behind MBA's Compliance Essentials program. He is also nationally recognized as one of the leading experts in government housing regulations and led the efforts for industry input on "Know Before You Owe" or TRID, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), loan officer compensation matters, and countless other laws and regulations.