Chicago—The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the election of Debra W. Still, CMB, president and CEO of Pulte Mortgage LLC, as the 2013 chairman of MBA at the association’s 99th Annual Convention & Expo in Chicago. E. J. Burke, executive vice president and group head, KeyBank Real Estate Capital and Corporate Banking Services, was named chairman-elect of MBA, while Bill Cosgrove, CMB, president and CEO of Union National Mortgage Company, was named vice chairman. All three officers will serve for the 2012-2013 membership year.
As chairman, a top item on Ms. Still’s agenda is to lead collaboration within the industry and with policymakers to restore vibrant real estate markets that will help build thriving neighborhoods across the country, creating jobs and fueling economic growth.
Debra W. Still, CMB, Chairman
An active MBA member for more than a decade, Still has served on MBA’s Strategic Planning Committee and chaired both MBA’s Council on the Future of Residential Mortgage Servicing in the 21st Century and the MBA Forward Task Force. She has also been a member of MBA’s Loan Origination Task Force, Affordable Housing Committee and the Secondary and Capital Markets Committee and recently served as chair of MBA’s Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG) and is a member of the association’s Board of Directors. Still has served as chairman-elect of the MBA since October 2012.
E.J. Burke, Chairman-Elect
Burke has more than three decades of experience in the mortgage industry. He is a past chair of MBA’s Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG) and is a member of the association’s Board of Directors. He also serves as chair of the COMBOG Risk Retention Task Force and is a former chair of the COMBOG Investor Council. Since October 2011, he has served as MBA’s vice chair.
Bill Cosgrove, CMB, Vice Chairman
A longtime and active MBA member, Cosgrove has served as a member of MBA’s Board of Directors, on MBA’s Legislative Steering Committee and on its Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG) Advisory Committee. During the 2009-2010 election cycle, he served as chairman of MORPAC, the industry’s political action committee, raising more than $1 million to bolster MBA’s advocacy efforts. He was the 2011 recipient of MBA’s Burton C. Wood Legislative Service Award, given annually to an MBA member in recognition of his or her sustained superior service to the association and the real-estate finance industry as a whole. In addition, Cosgrove has also served as chairman of the Ohio MBA.