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MBA Taps Former Freddie Counsel as VP, Commercial Regulatory Policy

The ""Mortgage Bankers Association"":http://www.mortgagebankers.org (MBA) announced this week that Thomas T. Kim will serve as its new VP of commercial regulatory policy beginning April 14.

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He will manage activities relating to commercial regulatory issues, serve as the staff representative to the Commercial Risk Retention Task Force, and advance and promote commercial policy with a focus on federal financial regulatory reform and bank oversight.

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Prior to joining MBA, Kim was associate general counsel at Freddie Mac, where he advised the company on regulatory and public policy matters, including regulatory and policy aspects of multifamily loan purchase and securitization transactions.

Before his time at Freddie Mac, Kim was in-house counsel on legislative, regulatory, and financial services policy matters at the Investment Company Institute.

""Tom is uniquely qualified to help craft MBA's commercial policy as well as help navigate our industry through the seemingly constant regulatory changes,"" said John A. Courson, MBA president and CEO.

Courson added, ""He joins us at a most crucial time in our industry's history as we work through the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and other critical regulatory changes. We are thrilled to have Tom coming on board at MBA.""

Kim received a B.A. from University of California, Irvine; a J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles School of Law; and an LL.M. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

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