NorthMarq Capital’s Rodrigo López, CMB Sworn in as 2017 MBA Chairman


BOSTON–Rodrigo Lopez, CMB, Executive Chairman of NorthMarq Capital, Omaha, Neb., was sworn in today as chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association here during the Association’s Annual Convention & Expo.

MBA also swore in J. David Motley, CMB, as chairman-elect and Chris George as vice chairman.

Lopez has served in various capacities with MBA for more than 20 years. He previously served as chairman of the MBA Commercial/Multifamily Board of Governors. He has served on the Association’s Board of Directors since 2009, along with a previous stint on the board from 2003-2004. He is also Chairman of MBA’s Task Force for a Future Secondary Mortgage Market.

Lopez was honored with MBA’s Distinguished Member Award in 2010, its Burton C. Wood Legislative Service Award in 2002 and its Master Faculty Award in 2000. He also earned MBA Education’s Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation.

“It is my distinct privilege to serve as the 2017 MBA Chairman,” Lopez said. “Working with Dave and Chris, I look forward to building on the accomplishments of past chairman and will work diligently to ensure the Association serves the needs of its diverse members by addressing the important residential and commercial/multifamily issues facing our industry.”

Motley is President of Colonial Savings FA, Fort Worth, Texas, and its divisions–Colonial National Mortgage and CU Members Mortgage. Colonial Savings, a federally chartered thrift institution, maintains a network of eight depository branches and 18 loan production offices, and now services more than $23.8 billion in residential home mortgages. With more than 35 years in the banking and mortgage finance sector, he oversees management of consumer/commercial banking; consumer direct, retail and credit union mortgage channels; as well as human resources, legal and marketing functions.

Motley is immediate past Chairman of the MBA Residential Board of Governors. He has worked with the Association’s advocacy programs as a member of the Board of Directors and also served on a variety of MBA policy committees and working groups. Additionally, he is an active member of the Mortgage Action Alliance. He is a past recipient of the 2014 MBA Schumacher-Bolduc Award and also earned MBA Education’s Certified Mortgage Banker designation.

George is the founder, president and CEO of CMG Financial, San Ramon, Calif., a privately held mortgage bank. The company conducts business in 49 states and the District of Columbia and holds federal agency lending approvals with HUD, VA, RHS, GNMA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Founded in 1993, the company is widely known for responsible lending practices, industry and consumer advocacy, market innovation and operational agility.

George has served on the MBA Board of Directors since 2012, a member of MBA’s Independent Mortgage Bankers Executive Council and MBA’s Consumer Affairs Advisory Council, as well as an active member in MBA’s advocacy efforts. Additionally, he is past chairman of the California Mortgage Bankers Association and has served on many advisory boards and task forces within the industry.