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MBA Promotes Ken Markison to Vice President and Regulatory Counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 18, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — David H. Stevens, President & 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.

“MBA and its members are very fortunate to have someone with Ken’s depth and breadth of knowledge working on their behalf,” said MBA’s President and CEO David H. Stevens. “Ken’s understanding of the mortgage regulatory landscape, and how new rules and regulations will impact operations of MBA member firms, is without peer. Given all the regulatory changes our members face in the ongoing implementation of the Dodd-Frank law, Ken’s expertise and leadership is more important than ever.”

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.


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:

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