David H. Stevens CMB, (Dave) is a 36 year veteran of the Mortgage Banking industry.
Dave served as the President and CEO of Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) from 2011-2018, the largest trade association globally for the mortgage finance industry. Prior to this role, Dave served as the US Assistant Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner at HUD (US Department of Housing and Urban Development). Dave has served a variety of key industry leadership roles prior to his work in Washington including as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Long & Foster Real Companies, Inc., Executive Vice President of Wholesale Lending at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and Senior Vice President in charge of Single Family Lending at Freddie Mac. He began his career as a loan officer at World Savings Bank, where, after 16 years he he advanced to the role as Group Senior Vice President, National Manager for the mortgage division. Dave currently sits on the Boards of mortgage insurance giant Radian, Inc and real estate investment trust Dynex, Inc. In addition he is a Senior Advisor to Mortgage Media, and works on advisory efforts in real estate finance and providing technical and strategic consultation to financial institutions and intermediaries
In 2018 David was named Mortgage Professional Of The Year by National Mortgage Professional Magazine, has been named one of Bloomberg’s 50 most powerful people in real estate and Inman’s 100 top most influential leaders. He was recognized for his support of Hispanic lending by NAHREP and awarded their Founders Award in 2013. In 2017, Dave was the recipient of the Executive Roundtable for Mortgage Finance’s Distinguished Career Award. David is often cited in the media having appeared on CNBC, PBS, and Bloomberg TV and quoted in major media. He has testified before the US Senate and House of Representatives multiple times and continues to influence policy makers in Washington.
Dave received his CMB (Certified Mortgage Banker) designation in 2015 and holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, is married to his wife Mary of over 30 years, has four children, a son in law, and grandson.