The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced that the Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA) has reached a record-setting milestone of more than 70,000 active members nationwide. MAA is a voluntary, non-partisan and free nationwide grassroots lobbying network for real estate finance industry professionals affiliated with MBA.
“MAA’s growth in 2020 has led to record levels of engagement at a time when industry advocacy has proven to be critical,” said Jeff Taylor, 2019-2020 MAA Chairman, and Co-Founder & Managing Director, Mphasis Digital Risk. “Surpassing 70,000 members means we can continue to demonstrate our strength in numbers. I would like to thank my Vice Chairs, Laura Escobar and Mike Heagerty, and incoming MAA Chairman, Steven Plaisance, for their efforts in helping us reach new heights.”
More than 125 organizations in 2020 ran company campaigns to recruit new advocates. This resulted in more than 10 companies now having over 1,000 MAA members and four companies boasting more than 2,000 MAA members.
“The Mortgage Action Alliance has more than tripled in size this year and has played a critical role in our industry having a strong voice throughout this pandemic,” said Bob Broeksmit, CMB, MBA’s President and CEO. “A special thank you to our 2019-2020 MAA Steering Committee Chairman, Jeff Taylor, whose dedication and leadership by example have paved the way for MAA’s success this cycle.”
This year, MAA members sent over 150,000 communications to state and federal elected officials on key issues, strengthening MBA’s legislative and political influence.
“As the incoming MAA Chairman, I applaud the milestone of 70,000 members and look forward to continuing the work to position our industry with a powerful voice on key issues,” said Steven Plaisance, 2021-2022 MAA Chairman, and President & CEO of Mortgage, Arvest Central Mortgage Company and Arvest Bank’s Mortgage Division. “I congratulate Jeff Taylor for his many accomplishments and thank him for his guidance as we transition into the next cycle.”
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