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David H. Stevens
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mortgage Bankers Association
David H. Stevens is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).
Stevens has more than 30 years as an executive in mortgage finance, sales, acquisition, investment, risk management and regulatory oversight. Stevens started his professional career at the World Savings Bank and was later a Senior Vice President at Freddie Mac and an Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo, before being President and Chief Operating Officer of Long and Foster Companies, the nation’s largest, privately-held real estate firm.
Immediately prior to joining MBA, Stevens was the Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In this role, Stevens had direct responsibility for oversight and administration of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insurance portfolio.
Stevens is quoted frequently in major national and trade media on issues affecting the mortgage and housing markets. He was named one of Swanepoel TRENDS Report’s top ten "Newsmakers" of the year, made Bloomberg’s "50 Most Powerful People in Real Estate" list, and has twice been named one of the "Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders" by Inman News.
Stevens serves as Director of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation, MBA’s national 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization for philanthropic ventures. He also currently serves on the Hope Loan Port board of directors.
Stevens is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder. He and his wife, Mary, have four children and live in Washington, DC.