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Gene Lugat Appointed MAA Chairman for 2017-2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 12, 2017) – (RealEstateRama) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that Gene Lugat, Executive Vice President of Eastern Division, National Industry and Political Relations, PrimeLending, Inc., has been appointed chairman of the Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA) for the 2017-2018 election cycle, by Rodrigo Lopez, CMB, MBA Chairman and Executive Chairman of NorthMarq Capital, and David Motley, MBA Chairman-Elect and President of Colonial Savings, F.A. and its divisions — Colonial National Mortgage and CU Members Mortgage. Mr. Lugat will succeed Fowler Williams, CMB, who served as MAA Chairman for the 2015-2016 election cycle.

“MBA is grateful that Gene will be sacrificing his time and effort to help build on MAA’s already significant grassroots’ operation,” said Rodrigo Lopez. “Gene’s success in the industry and deep leadership expertise will undoubtedly benefit him through this election cycle.”

Lopez continued, “I also want to thank Fowler Williams for his service as MAA Chairman. Under his leadership, MAA was able to experience unprecedented growth, which elevated our ability to reach notable stakeholders in the real estate finance industry.”

Gene joined PrimeLending, Inc. as Senior Vice President, Regional Production Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region in 2009. In October 2012, he was promoted to Executive Vice President of the Eastern Division/National Industry and Political Relations with responsibility for production for all 28 states east of the Mississippi. He is a past president of the Maryland Mortgage Bankers Association, and recently served on the MORPAC committee as a board member for the 2015-2016 election cycles. Gene is a graduate of Shepherd University and a member of its Athletic Hall of Fame.

Rob Van Raaphorst

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