Ernie Jolly Joins MBA as Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs

Adam DeSanctis
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 1, 2019) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that Ernie Jolly has joined MBA as Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs. In this role, he will be responsible for advocating on behalf of MBA's legislative and policy priorities on Capitol Hill, with a primary focus on Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Mr. Jolly joins MBA today from Capitol Hill, where he most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY).

"Our members will be well-served by Ernie's strong knowledge of housing and financial services issues, as well as his extensive relationships and experience on Capitol Hill," said Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, MBA's President and CEO. "He will ensure that our members' priorities and real estate finance policy efforts are heard and understood by key committee staff and a broad range of elected leaders in the House."

"Ernie brings to MBA an outstanding reputation and a notable list of achievements and experience during his still-young career. His policy rigor and passion for his work will help him fit right in with the rest of our top-notch advocacy team," said Bill Killmer, MBA's Chief Lobbyist and Senior Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs.

Prior to his various roles in Congressman Meeks' office, including Deputy Chief of Staff, Legislative Director and at the beginning of his career, as a legislative assistant, Mr. Jolly was a policy analyst at the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), and a professional staff member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.

Mr. Jolly earned his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, and a B.A. in American Studies from Cornell University.