MBANow: Rick Arvielo Discusses MBA Advocacy


The Mortgage Bankers Association released a new MBANow video on YouTube featuring Rick Arvielo, CEO of New American Funding, who discusses the importance of advocacy, joining the MBA Mortgage Action Alliance and why every MBA member should attend the upcoming MBA National Advocacy Conference.  

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Arvielo is chairman of MORPAC, the MBA political action committee and a passionate proponent of MBA advocacy.  

“There is no reason for MBA members not to be involved,” Arvielo said. “I think it’s vitally important for anyone in MBA. I’m not just talking about executives or loan officers-everyone needs to know that they have a voice in the industry.”  

Arvielo and his wife, New American Funding President Patty Arvielo, have been involved in MBA advocacy for years. “Once we started participating in advocacy efforts it became very empowering for us,” he said. “MBA is very good at getting their constituents involved and in messaging and in the political process.”  

The MBA National Advocacy Conference takes place June 20-21. “This is a way for you to get really close to the political process,” Arvielo said. “You get to talk about the issues that affect your business and your borrowers.”  

“We’ve just had an administration change,” Arvielo added. “It’s never been a more important time than right now to get in front of your politicians and let them know what’s important to us.”  

For more information about the MBA National Advocacy Conference, click  

Other videos in the MBANow series can be viewed at the MBA YouTube channel, The videos are also available on the MBA Insights landing page,