MBA Promotes Ken Markison to Vice President and Regulatory Counsel

avid H. Stevens, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today announced the promotion of Kenneth A. Markison, Esq., formerly associate vice president and Regulatory Counsel, to vice president and regulatory counsel.

Washington, D.C.—David H. Stevens, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today announced the promotion of Kenneth A. Markison, Esq., formerly associate vice president and Regulatory Counsel, to vice president and regulatory counsel. In his new position, Markison will lead and manage MBA’s public policy initiatives around residential loan production, legal issues and regulatory compliance.

Markison joined MBA in July of 2004 as a senior director and regulatory counsel, where he has focused on a wide variety of legal and regulatory compliance issues in the residential mortgage space. In the last several years, he has been MBA’s point person for regulatory efforts on mortgage disclosure reform under the Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) rulemakings to implement the Qualified Mortgage/Ability to Repay and Loan Officer Compensation regulations as well as other efforts around the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA) and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).

Markison came to MBA after a distinguished 32-year career in the federal government, at the conclusion of which he was Assistant General Counsel for Government Sponsored Enterprises/RESPA in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). During his time at HUD, he was a principal architect of HUD’s 2002 proposed RESPA Reform Rule, as well as HUD’s Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac regulations. He also represented HUD on the staff of the Oversight Board for the Resolution Trust Corporation.

Markison earned his bachelor’s degree and his law degree with honors from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.