David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), recently announced the appointment of Pete Mills as Senior Vice President, Residential Policy and Member Services, effective October 1, 2012. In this position, Mills will lead efforts to enhance MBA’s residential member engagement, retention and recruitment while adding additional strength to MBA’s renowned policy team.
Mills is an experienced financial services industry executive with more than 25 years of expertise in public affairs, government relations, public policy and research, all in the housing and mortgage finance arena. Most recently, Mills has been serving as Managing Director of Mortgage Banking Initiatives, Inc. a consulting and public policy organization that represents the interests of companies and coalitions involved in the housing and mortgage finance industries.
“Pete is a superb addition to the MBA leadership corps. He brings decades of industry experience and has long-standing relationships with MBA members, making him a natural choice for this job,” says Stevens.
“Additionally, MBA’s national efforts will be bolstered with state and local MBA organizations by an enhanced commitment to develop strong, productive working relationships with them to foster effective grassroots advocacy, policy coordination and membership growth,” he adds.
During his career, Mills led corporate public affairs with Countrywide Financial, managed trade association policy advocacy with the California Mortgage Bankers Association and the California Association of REALTORS® and conducted housing policy research with the Federal Reserve Board.
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