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MBA promotes three directors to associate vice presidents

mortgage bankers associationThe Mortgage Bankers Association announced last week that it has promoted three of its current directors to associate vice presidents, effective March 1.

Brad Cheney joined the MBA in 2009 from the office of Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), where he worked as chief of staff. Previously, he has served as the senior government relations associate for The Glover Park Group and a former assistant to the chief of staff and systems administrator for now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Heather Messam, a certified public accountant, joined MBA as a senior accountant in 2001, before which she served as a finance specialist and senior accountant at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. She has a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Maryland.

Len Wolfson, a native of Connecticut, joined MBA in 2008 after serving as deputy assistant secretary for congressional and intergovernmental relations at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Before joining HUD, he worked as Northwest Pennsylvania’s field director for the Bush-Cheney ticket in 2004.

The MBA—headquartered in Washington, D.C.—represents the real estate finance industry, which employs over 280,000 workers in communities around the country.

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