Chicago, IL – October 23, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Debra W. Still, CMB, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pulte Mortgage LLC, was sworn in today as the 2013 Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) at the association’s 99th Annual Convention & Expo in Chicago.
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.
“MBA is the leading voice in Washington, D.C., representing the diverse business interests of its members and their customers,” said Ms. Still. “In the coming year, our members will continue to face change that transforms the way we do business and MBA must be a forward-looking force for that change, both within the industry and within the policymaking arena. We have a rare opportunity to create a positive legacy for real estate lending in this country and I am looking forward to actively shaping the policies and practices that will define our businesses, and our customers’ experiences, going forward.”
An active MBA member for more than a decade, Ms. 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. She 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 2011.
Ms. Still has more than three decades of experience in the mortgage industry. She joined Pulte Mortgage in 1983 as Vice President/Branch Manager for the Maryland Division and subsequently held that position in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Division. In June 1997, she was promoted to Executive Vice President of Production, and in October of that year was appointed to the Pulte Mortgage Board of Directors and named Corporate Secretary. In 1999, she became Chief Operating Officer and in August 2004 was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer.
Ms. Still is a graduate of Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y., with a Bachelor of Science degree and has completed graduate work in Finance at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
In addition to Ms. Still, MBA members also elected E. J. Burke, Executive Vice President and Group Head, KeyBank Real Estate Capital and Corporate Banking Services as Chairman-Elect of MBA, while Bill Cosgrove, CMB, President and CEO of Union National Mortgage Company, was elected Vice Chairman. All three officers will serve for the 2012-2013 membership year.
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 2,200 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. For additional information, visit MBA’s Web site: www.mortgagebankers.org.