NorthMarq Capital’s Rodrigo López Sworn in as 2017 MBA Chairman

Rob Van Raaphorst
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David Motley, CMB, sworn in as Chairman-Elect, Chris George as Vice Chairman

W BOSTON, MA (October 23, 2016) - Rodrigo Lopez, CMB,  Executive Chairman of NorthMarq Capital, was sworn in today as Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) during the Association's 103rd Annual Convention & Expo in Boston, MA.

Mr. Lopez, is the previous Chairman of MBA's Commercial/Multifamily Board of Governors. He has served on the Association's Board of Directors since 2009, along with a previous stint on the board from 2003-2004. He is also Chairman of MBA's Task Force for a Future Secondary Mortgage Market. Mr. Lopez was the recipient of MBA's Distinguished Member Award in 2010, MBA's Burton C. Wood Legislative Service Award in 2002, and MBA's Master Faculty Award in 2000. He has also received MBA's Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation.

"It is my distinct privilege to serve as the 2017 MBA Chairman," said Lopez. "Working with Dave and Chris, I look forward to building on the accomplishments of past chairman and will work diligently to ensure the Association serves the needs of its diverse members by addressing the important residential and commercial/multifamily issues facing our industry."

David Motley, CMB, President of Colonial Savings, F.A. and its divisions -- Colonial National Mortgage and CU Members Mortgage, and Chris George, founder, President and CEO of CMG Financial, were also sworn in as Chairman-Elect and Vice Chairman respectively for the 2016 - 2017 membership year.

Mr. Motley is President of Colonial Savings, F.A. and its divisions -- Colonial National Mortgage and CU Members Mortgage. Colonial Savings, a federally chartered thrift institution headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, maintains a network of eight depository branches and 18 loan production offices, and now services more than $23.8 billion in residential home mortgages.

With more than 35 years in the banking and mortgage finance sector, Mr. Motley oversees the management of consumer/commercial banking; consumer direct, retail and credit union mortgage channels; as well as human resources, legal and marketing functions.

Mr. Motley is the immediate past Chairman of MBA's Residential Board of Governors. He has worked with the Association's advocacy programs as a member of the Board of Directors and has also served on a variety of MBA policy committees and working groups. Additionally, he is an active member of the Mortgage Action Alliance. Mr. Motley is a past recipient of the 2014 Schumacher-Bolduc Award. He has also received MBA's Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation.

Mr. George is the founder, President and CEO of CMG Financial, a privately held mortgage bank, headquartered in San Ramon, California. The company conducts business in 49 states and the District of Columbia and holds federal agency lending approvals with HUD, VA, RHS, GNMA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Founded in 1993, the company is widely known for responsible lending practices, industry and consumer advocacy, market innovation and operational agility.

Mr. George has served on MBA's Board of Directors since 2012, is a member of MBA's Independent Mortgage Bankers Executive Council and MBA's Consumer Affairs Advisory Council, as well as an active member of MBA's advocacy efforts. Additionally, Mr. George is past Chairman of the California Mortgage Bankers Association and has served on many advisory boards and task forces within the industry.