MBA Announces Policy Network Chairs for 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 28, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced new leaders for its Independent Mortgage Bankers Network and Community Banks and Credit Unions Network.

The Independent Mortgage Bankers Network will be co-chaired by Eric Gates, CRMS, CMPS, President of Apex Home Loans, Inc., and William Lowman, President of American Pacific Mortgage Corporation. The Community Banks and Credit Unions Network will be chaired by Fowler Williams, CMB, President and Director of Crescent Mortgage Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of CresCom Bank.

“MBA’s diverse membership provides a single loud, powerful, and effective voice for the entire industry,” said Pete Mills, MBA’s Senior Vice President of Residential Policy and Member Engagement. “These networks are critically important to ensuring that issues of concern to key segments of the industry are reflected in MBA’s advocacy and education efforts. The networks also provide a valuable forum for community-based lenders to share information on emerging industry trends and challenges in meeting the needs of American homebuyers.”

Eric Gates is the co-founder of Apex Home Loans, headquartered in Potomac, Maryland, and has over 20 years of experience managing mortgage operations, currently overseeing the operations of Apex including Compliance and Investor Relations. William Lowman has served as President of American Pacific Mortgage Corporation, headquartered in Roseville, California, since 2004, overseeing operations, credit/risk, capital markets, the branch network and the overall financial performance of his company.

Fowler Williams has been President and Director of Crescent Mortgage Company, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, since 2011. Crescent Mortgage Company works with over 2,500 community banks, credit unions, correspondents and mortgage brokers in 46 states.

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,400 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field.

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