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Quicken Loans’ Bill Emerson Sworn in as 2016 MBA Chairman

Quicken Loans’ Bill Emerson Sworn in as 2016 MBA Chairman

Rodrigo López, CMB sworn in as Chairman-Elect; David Motley, CMB, sworn in as Vice Chairman

SAN DIEGO, CA – October 20, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Bill Emerson, Chief Executive Officer of Quicken Loans, Inc., was sworn in today as Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) during the Association’s 102nd Annual Convention & Expo in San Diego, California.

Emerson, served as the 2015 Chair of the MBA’s Diversity Committee, and is the the former Vice-Chairman of the MBA’s Residential Board of Governors. He also is a member of the MBA’s GSE Single Family Task Force and serves on the MBA’s Board of Directors.

“It is my honor and privilege to serve as the 2016 MBA Chairman,” said Emerson. “Working with Rodrigo and Dave, I look forward to continuing the successful work of MBA’s past chairman and charting a path for the association’s members that properly addresses the policy, business and regulatory issues facing our residential, commercial and multifamily members.”

Emerson joined Quicken Loans in 1993 as a mortgage banker. His leadership skills afforded him the opportunity to run several business units as well as lead mortgage operations for the company, where he was responsible for driving performance within Quicken Loans’ businesses. In February of 2002, Emerson became the CEO.

Rodrigo López, CMB, Executive Chairman of NorthMarq Capital Finance L.L.C , and David Motley, CMB, President of Colonial Savings, F.A. and its divisions — Colonial National Mortgage and CU Members Mortgage, were also sworn in as Chairman-Elect and Vice Chairman for the 2015 -2016 membership year.

Mr. López is Executive Chairman of NorthMarq Capital Finance L.L.C., a mortgage banking company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, dedicated to providing capital solutions for the multifamily industry.

Previously, Rodrigo was the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of AmeriSphere, which was acquired by NorthMarq Capital Finance. Prior to founding AmeriSphere, he was Chief Lending Officer for a life insurance company, responsible for investments in commercial mortgage loans and real estate properties. During his tenure in the architecture and construction industry, he worked on a wide range of commercial and institutional projects.

Mr. López is also the immediate past Chairman of MBA’s Commercial/Multifamily Board of Governors. He has served on the Association’s Board of Directors since 2009, along with a previous stint on the board from 2003-2004. Rodrigo was the recipient of MBA’s Distinguished Member Award in 2010, MBA’s Burton C. Wood Legislative Service Award in 2002, and MBA’s Master Faculty Award in 2000. He has also received MBA’s Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation.

Mr. Motley is President of Colonial Savings, F.A. and its divisions — Colonial National Mortgage and CU Members Mortgage. Colonial Savings, a federally chartered thrift institution headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, maintains a network of eight depository branches and 18 loan production offices, and now services more than $23.8 billion in residential home mortgages.

With more than 35 years in the banking and mortgage finance sector, David oversees the management of consumer/commercial banking; consumer direct, retail and credit union mortgage channels; as well as human resources, legal and marketing functions.

Mr. Motley is the immediate past Chairman of MBA’s Residential Board of Governors. He has worked with the association’s advocacy programs as a member of the Board of Directors and has also served on a variety of MBA policy committees and working groups. Additionally, he is an active member of the Mortgage Action Alliance. Mr. Motley is a past recipient of the 2014 Schumacher-Bolduc Award. He has also received MBA’s Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation

Rob Van Raaphorst

(202) 557- 2799


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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