Eric Gates Appointed Chairman of MAA for 2023-2024

March 8, 2023 MBA Research Press Release Residential Weekly Applications Survey


Falen Taylor

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WASHINGTON, D.C (March 8, 2023) – The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that Eric Gates, President of Apex Home Loans, has been appointed chairman of the Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA) for the 2023-2024 election cycle. Gates began his term as MAA Chairman in January.

Gates was appointed by Matt Rocco, MBA's 2023 Chairman and President of Colliers, and Mark Jones, MBA's 2023 Chairman-Elect and Co-Founder of Amerifirst Home Mortgage. Gates succeeded Steven Plaisance, President – Mortgage Banking, Gateway First Bank, who served as MAA Chairman for the 2021-2022 election cycle.

“Eric has been an instrumental advocate for the industry and his dedication to furthering MBA’s legislative agenda makes him the perfect choice to lead our MAA efforts for this election cycle,” said Rocco. “MAA broke membership and activation records this past election cycle, and I look forward to working with Eric to continue the momentum." 

Rocco continued, "I also want to thank Steven for his leadership and taking MAA to new and different levels of engagement, including notable accomplishments that helped our industry strengthen its collective voice and influence on Capitol Hill – and in state capitals around the country.”

Gates has served as President of Apex Home Loans since co-founding the company in 1998. Gates is a former President of the Maryland Association of Mortgage Professionals, former Co-Chair of the MBA’s Independent Mortgage Bankers’ Network, and a member of the MBA’s Independent Mortgage Bankers Executive Council and MBA’s Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG). He is serving his second term as a member of the MBA’s Board of Directors.