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Lisa Haynes Promoted to SVP

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has promoted Lisa Haynes, CFO and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer to SVP, the organization announced recently.

“Lisa is a key member of MBA’s Senior Management Team and, our association is stronger because of her strategic thinking, expertise, and experience,” said Robert Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of MBA. “Not only has she ensured MBA’s financial future will remain strong, but she has led our association’s effort to promote diversity and inclusion both within MBA itself and in the real estate finance industry at large.”

Haynes joined MBA in October 2014 as VP and CFO, leading the association's Accounting and Finance team. She is responsible for collecting, maintaining, and reporting accurate financial information on behalf of MBA as well as overseeing the association's current financial structure.

In 2018, she added the role of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and led the development of MBA’s internal and external diversity and inclusion strategy. She also leads and chairs eMBRACE, MBA's internal culture of inclusion commitment, and oversees the association's member-facing Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council.

Prior to joining MBA, Haynes worked for Fannie Mae and served the company in several positions including VP of Financial Planning & Analysis, VP for Finance Transformation, and VP for Operational Accounting, where she led a team of 45 professionals responsible for the management of single- and multifamily loans worth approximately $3 trillion.

Diversity & Inclusion is one of the categories for the second annual Keystone Awards at the Women in Housing Banquet during the Five Star Conference in September. This year, the Five Star Institute and MBA's mPower are uniting to honor the industry's exceptional women at the Women in Housing Awards Banquet. Finalists for the Keystones will be announced in the September issue of MReport magazine, with the final recipients receiving profiles in the October issue.

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