MBA Announces Policy Network Chairs for 2016
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 27, 2015) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced new leaders for its Independent Mortgage Bankers Network and Community Banks and Credit Unions Network.
The Independent Mortgage Bankers Network will be co-chaired by Eric Gates, CRMS, CMPS, President of Apex Home Loans, Inc., and William Lowman, President of American Pacific Mortgage Corporation. The Community Banks and Credit Unions Network will be chaired by Fowler Williams, CMB, President and Director of Crescent Mortgage Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of CresCom Bank.
"MBA's diverse membership provides a single loud, powerful, and effective voice for the entire industry," said Pete Mills, MBA's Senior Vice President of Residential Policy and Member Engagement. "These networks are critically important to ensuring that issues of concern to key segments of the industry are reflected in MBA's advocacy and education efforts. The networks also provide a valuable forum for community-based lenders to share information on emerging industry trends and challenges in meeting the needs of American homebuyers."
Eric Gates is the co-founder of Apex Home Loans, headquartered in Potomac, Maryland, and has over 20 years of experience managing mortgage operations, currently overseeing the operations of Apex including Compliance and Investor Relations. William Lowman has served as President of American Pacific Mortgage Corporation, headquartered in Roseville, California, since 2004, overseeing operations, credit/risk, capital markets, the branch network and the overall financial performance of his company.
Fowler Williams has been President and Director of Crescent Mortgage Company, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, since 2011. Crescent Mortgage Company works with over 2,500 community banks, credit unions, correspondents and mortgage brokers in 46 states.