MBA Promotes Rob Van Raaphorst to Vice President of Communications

John Mechem
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 6, 2019) -  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced that Rob Van Raaphorst has been promoted to Vice President of Communications. In his role, Van Raaphorst helps shape the overall public affairs strategy as well as overseeing all aspects of media relations, member communications, and video content development. Van Raaphorst joined MBA in 2013 as Director of Public Affairs and had previously been promoted to Associate Vice President of Public Affairs.

"Rob is a seasoned communicator who has played a critical role in devising and executing against a wide variety of MBA's communications objectives," said Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, MBA's President & CEO. "He is strategic, effective, and diligent, developing and delivering compelling messaging that resonates with a wide variety of important audiences."  

Prior to joining MBA, Van Raaphorst worked at several public affairs firms, including Burson-Marsteller, DCI Group, and R&R Partners, where he oversaw programs and provided counsel to Fortune 500 companies in the financial services, energy, and telecommunications industries.

Van Raaphorst is also a former television reporter for ABC News and has worked for Fox Sports Pittsburgh and St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.