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Leadership Roundtable.

May 13, 2021 Event: Dave Stevens, CMB

WMBA Leadership Roundtable – Dave Stevens – Market update, DC policies, and Q&A


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David Stevens, CMB

Dave Stevens, CMB, has been involved in the mortgage banking industry for 35 years, most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) from 2011-2018.

Dave began his career in the financial services industry as a loan officer at World Savings Bank, where he advanced to Group Senior Vice President, and later, National Manager for the mortgage division. From there, Dave moved on to hold several key leadership positions in the industry, including Executive Vice President of Wholesale Lending at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Senior Vice President of Single Family Lending at Freddie Mac, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Long & Foster Real Estate; additionally, prior to his role with MBA, Dave was appointed by President Obama to serve as Assistant Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Dave was named 2018 Mortgage Professional of the Year by National Mortgage Professional Magazine, and has been included on Bloomberg’s 50 Most Powerful People in U.S. Real Estate and Inman’s 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders. Throughout his career, Dave has appeared on CNBC, PBS, and Bloomberg TV, and continues to influence policy makers in Washington today. He has also served on the Board of Directors for MERs, and founded the Open Doors Foundation, a 501c3 charity devoted to helping individuals make mortgage payments when facing financial hardship due to their child’s critical illness. In 2013, he was honored with the NAHREP Founders Award for his support of Hispanic lending. Today, Dave sits on the board of directors of Dynex, Inc. an NYSE listed real estate investment trust and continues to consult on housing policy issues.

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