Steven Plaisance Appointed Chairman of MAA for 2021-2022

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 5, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that Steven Plaisance, President and CEO, Mortgage Division at Arvest Bank, has been appointed chairman of the Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA) for the 2021-2022 election cycle.

Plaisance was appointed by Susan Stewart, MBA's 2021 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at SWBC Mortgage Corporation; and Kristy Fercho, MBA's 2021 Chairman-Elect and Executive Vice President and Head of Wells Fargo Home Lending. Plaisance will succeed Jeffrey "Jeff" C. Taylor, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Mphasis Digital Risk, LLC, who served as MAA Chairman for the 2019-2020 election cycle.  

"Steven is known for his passion and tremendous work ethic, and I have no doubt that he will help strengthen MAA's advocacy and grassroots efforts," said Stewart. "MAA broke membership and activation records this past election cycle, and I look forward to working with Steven to continue the momentum."  

Stewart continued, "I also want to thank Jeff for his outstanding leadership as past MAA Chairman. MAA experienced record engagement, notable accomplishments, and helped the industry strengthen its collective voice. I look forward to seeing his leadership continue as MORPAC chairman."  

Plaisance is President and CEO of Arvest Bank's mortgage banking division which includes their subsidiary mortgage servicing company Arvest Central Mortgage Company. Arvest Bank has $24+ billion in assets, 270 bank branches across AR, KS, MO, and OK, and the mortgage banking division will originate $4.5+ billion in 2020 and currently services $70 billion in mortgages across all 50 states. He has been active in the MBA going back to his graduation of the 1998 Future Leaders program and currently serves MBA as a member of RESBOG, the MBA Investment Committee, and the MBA Consumer Affairs Advisory Council.